Long-Term Care Toolkit

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Long-Term Care Toolkit

Description

This toolkit is designed to help health care providers in long-term care facilities implement the 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Long-Term Care Residents, a set of recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of its Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings.

The toolkit follows the CDC 12-step framework and is divided into 12 sections, one for each step in the CDC Campaign. Strategies on how to break specific links in the chain of infection are included in each step, along with practical information, protocols, policies, and tools designed to be easily customized for specific facility needs.

Developer:

Michigan Department of Community Health; Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction (MARR) Coalition; Michigan Society for Infection Prevention and Control (MSIPC); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Funding Sources:

Pfizer, Inc.; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; Elan Biopharmaceuticals

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: September 2010
Last Updated: 06/06/12

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