Laboratory practices for identification and reporting of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities

Margaret A. Fitzpatrick, Katie J. Suda, Swetha Ramanathan, Marylou Guihan, Charnetta Brown, Nasia Safdar, Martin Evans, Makoto M. Jones, Christopher Pfeiffer, J. Stacey Klutts, Michael Icardi, Eli Perencevich, Michael Rubin, Charlesnika T. Evans

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Laboratory identification of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a key step in controlling its spread. Our survey showed that most Veterans Affairs laboratories follow VA guidelines for initial CRE identification, whereas 55.0% use PCR to confirm carbapenemase production. Most respondents were knowledgeable about CRE guidelines. Barriers included staffing, training, and financial resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Laboratory practices for identification and reporting of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. / Fitzpatrick, Margaret A.; Suda, Katie J.; Ramanathan, Swetha; Guihan, Marylou; Brown, Charnetta; Safdar, Nasia; Evans, Martin; Jones, Makoto M.; Pfeiffer, Christopher; Klutts, J. Stacey; Icardi, Michael; Perencevich, Eli; Rubin, Michael; Evans, Charlesnika T.

In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 01.01.2019.

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Fitzpatrick, MA, Suda, KJ, Ramanathan, S, Guihan, M, Brown, C, Safdar, N, Evans, M, Jones, MM, Pfeiffer, C, Klutts, JS, Icardi, M, Perencevich, E, Rubin, M & Evans, CT 2019, 'Laboratory practices for identification and reporting of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities', Infection control and hospital epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.24
Fitzpatrick, Margaret A. ; Suda, Katie J. ; Ramanathan, Swetha ; Guihan, Marylou ; Brown, Charnetta ; Safdar, Nasia ; Evans, Martin ; Jones, Makoto M. ; Pfeiffer, Christopher ; Klutts, J. Stacey ; Icardi, Michael ; Perencevich, Eli ; Rubin, Michael ; Evans, Charlesnika T. / Laboratory practices for identification and reporting of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019.
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