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2012 CRE Toolkit - Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Part 2: Regional CRE Prevention

Regions With No CRE Identified

In regions without known CRE, the emphasis should be on regional surveillance for CRE and education of healthcare personnel (e.g., infection prevention staff) to increase awareness.

Algorithm for Regions with No Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Identified: I. Regional Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Surveillance and Feedback to Healthcare Facilities, II. Education of All Healthcare Facilities about Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Refers to 2 refers to 1 refers to 1
  1. Refer to Part 1: Facility-Level Recommendations
  2. Refers to all acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities that provide medical or nursing care (e.g., long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities). Refer to the text for more details.

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