Patient Safety Tool: CDC's CRE Prevention Toolkit
CRE infections are difficult to treat and can kill up to half of infected patients, according to the CDC, which recently announced an increase in CRE in the U.S.
The toolkit, "Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae," expands on CDC's 2009 recommendations and continues to be updated when new information is available. It includes prevention strategies at both the facility- and region-level as well as an example of a survey for infection preventionists.
Download the CRE prevention toolkit for use in your own facility.
Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.
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