Active Surveillance Testing with Targeted MRSA Decolonization

A Cost-Effective Way for Infection Preventionists to Stem Outbreaks and Practice Good Antimicrobial Stewardship.

There are two main approaches that hospitals...

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Rapid Molecular Diagnostics: Supporting CDC’s Four Core Actions to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

CDC has declared the complex problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) a serious threat today, which will result in potential catastrophic...

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LabID Reporting for C. difficile

This white paper addresses key points in NHSN’s C. difficile LabID reporting module, with a specific focus on the correlation...

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Treat the Patient, Not the Poo: C. difficile Clinician Education Tools

Testing only appropriate patient specimens for C. difficile can have a drastic impact on a facility’s C. difficile rates, but it...

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Antimicrobial Prescribing: Optimization through Drug Dosing and MIC

This educational booklet describes how Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), combined with the determination of Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC), helps to...

Diagnosing C. difficile: New Guidelines, Familiar Challenges

As lab testing technologies, infection control policies, and reporting metrics have evolved over the years, the diagnosis of C. difficile ...

Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: A Practical Guide

Designing and implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing and combat antimicrobial resistance is...

Managing CRE: From Diagnosis to Outbreak Management

Although rarely reported a decade ago, carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, such as Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are rapidly spreading, with the risk that they...

CHG Crosswalk: Critical Guideline Review

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), an antiseptic, has been around for more than 50 years. CHG has been used in various ways...