Marked Geographic Variation of CRE in Tennessee and Implications for Prevention
Today, on CDC's Safe Healthcare blog, Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, FSHEA, Director of the Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program at the Tennessee Department of Health, discusses the geographic variation of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the state of Tennessee and the implications for prevention. The post kicks off a three-part series related to CDC’s August 2015 Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer: Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance.
The Vital Signs report includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections andClostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. While the coordinated approach this Vital Signs report describes is a forward-looking approach, some states are already implementing the response in a variety of different ways. This three-part blog serieswill spotlight the current efforts in Tennessee, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Learn more and join the conversation at: http://blogs.cdc.gov/
safehealthcare/?p=4572. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of the blog series on August 12 and 13.
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