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Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae 07/14/14

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).
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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Control and Prevention Toolkit 06/04/14

Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.

The toolkit is organized into seven sections:

  1. Assessing your readiness for change
  2. Starting your project
  3. Putting your intervention into practice
  4. Implementing best practices
  5. ...
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit 11/01/12

This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The goal of an ASP is to manage and ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, while minimizing resistance to and the costs of antibiotic therapy.

The resources included are intended to provide a basic framework that can be tailored to suit institutions irrespective of the facility’s size, academic teaching status, staffing...

Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship 11/01/12

The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection ( C. difficile ). An ASP is a systematic approach to developing coordinated interventions to reduce overuse and inappropriate selection of antibiotics, and to achieve optimal outcomes for patients in cost-efficient ways.

This toolkit is organized by four major questions...

Long-Term Care Toolkit 09/14/10

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...

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work 11/16/09

This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

This site includes the following information and resources:

  • Respiratory illnesses: When antibiotics are and aren’t needed for specific upper respiratory infections
  • A chart to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary
  • ...
Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. 12/17/07

This brochure is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It will educate parents about when antibiotics work–and when they won’t.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
  • Protect your child, give the best care
  • Commonly asked questions
Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
  • Protect yourself with the best care
  • Commonly asked questions
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB) Fact Sheet 11/29/07

This fact sheet provides information about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). It is also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian. This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is XDR TB?
  • How is XDR TB spread?
  • Why is XDR TB so serious?
  • Who is at risk for getting XDR TB?
  • How can I prevent myself from getting TB?
  • Can the TB vaccine (BCG) help prevent XDR TB?
  • If I have regular (drug-susceptible) TB, how...

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