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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):1046-1049. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.172. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN).

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1
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2
Department of Medicine,The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland.
3
Department of Internal Medicine,University of Iowa,Iowa City, Iowa.
4
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America,Arlington, Virginia.
5
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health,University of Maryland School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland.
6
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics,The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland.
7
Clinical Center,National Institutes of Health,Bethesda, Maryland.
8
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine,University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Abstract

We used a survey to characterize contemporary infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices across 64 healthcare facilities, and we compared these findings to those of a similar 2013 survey. Notable findings include decreased frequency of active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, frequent active surveillance for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and increased support for antibiotic stewardship programs.

PMID:
31311610
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.172

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