A survey of infection control strategies for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans' Affairs facilities

Swetha Ramanathan*, Katie J. Suda, Margaret A. Fitzpatrick, Marylou Guihan, Cassie Cunningham Goedken, Nasia Safdar, Martin Evans, Makoto Jones, Christopher D. Pfeiffer, Eli N. Perencevich, Michael Rubin, Charlesnika T. Evans

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Abstract

A survey of Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers on control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and carbapenem-producing CRE (CP-CRE) demonstrated that most facilities use VA guidelines but few screen for CRE/CP-CRE colonization regularly or regularly communicate CRE/CP-CRE status at patient transfer. Most respondents were knowledgeable about CRE guidelines but cited lack of adequate resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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