Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

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Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Description

This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help health care facilities protect patients from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and to prevent transmission of CRE. Expanding on 2009 CDC recommendations, the toolkit offers prevention strategies for acute and long-term care facilities, as well as regional prevention strategies for health departments. It includes measures based on history of identified CRE (none, rare, or common).

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Definitions
  • Part 1: Facility-level CRE prevention
  • Part 2: Regional CRE prevention: recommended strategies for health department implementation

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Review Date: 2013
Original Summary: July 2014
Last Updated: 08/13/14

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