Due to the movement of patients throughout the healthcare system, if CRE are a problem in one facility, then typically they are a problem in other facilities in the region as well. Regional approaches to controlling these organisms are important especially when they first are recognized in a region.
Health Care Facilities Should:
- Require and strictly enforce CDC guidance for CRE detection, prevention, tracking, and reporting
- Make sure their lab can accurately identify CRE
- Promote antimicrobial stewardship
- Recognize these organisms as important to patient safety
- Understand their prevalence in the facility and in the region
- Identify colonized and infected patients in the facility and ensure precautions are implemented
- When transferring a patient, require staff to notify the other facility about infections, including CRE.
- Participate in regional and facility-based prevention efforts designed to stop the transmission of these organisms
- Notify health departments of outbreaks
- Page last reviewed: June 1, 2015
- Page last updated: June 1, 2015
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