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)
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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