Drug resistance

Innovations

State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 05/18/12

In response to a State law requiring hospitals to promote appropriate antibiotic use, the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program in the California Department of Public Health provides education...

Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital 05/04/12

Sonoma Valley Hospital (an 83-bed rural hospital) operates a telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program designed to improve prescribing of—and reduce bacterial resistance to—antibiotics...

Online Tutorial and Interactive Workshop Support Physicians in Employing Shared Decisionmaking With Patients, Reducing Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infections 08/24/11

In a cluster randomized trial, family practice physicians completed a 2-hour online tutorial followed by a 2-hour interactive workshop, both of which included videos, reflective exercises, and...

Electronic Isolation Flags and Weekly Rounds by Infection Control Staff Improve Adherence to Contact Precautions 02/13/11

Infection control staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center take an active role in ensuring that appropriate patients get placed on contact precautions. To that end, they review daily...

QualityTools

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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