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CRE symposium - Philadelphia, October 30

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have been called the new “super-bug” and incidence is widespread across Philadelphia Acute and Long-term Care Facilities. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is planning an infection prevention symposium focused on antimicrobial stewardship and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8:30-4:30. More details here.

 

Links for Dr. Nace's Lecture, "Managing Flu Outbreaks in LTC," 12/17/10

Click here for the lecture notes.

CDC Prevention Strategies for seasonal influenza in Healthcare Settings

Sample influenza vaccination declination forms:

  1. Influenza vaccination declination form (from UPMC)
  2. Sample influenza declination form (from Univ of Jefferson)
  3.  Sample influenza declination form (from Immunization Action Coalition)

Influenza Antiviral order sheet (from UPMC)

Infection Outbreak Tracking form

General Infection Control in LTC

SHEA/APIC Guidelines: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility - revised 7/08

Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings Adobe PDF file [PDF - 359.8 KB] . Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force (2002).

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare (2009) Adobe PDF file [PDF - 5.07 MB]External Web Site Icon

PA DOH Health Alert Network - provides latest Pennsylvania health alerts (flu, Ecoli, West Nile, etc.)

Infection Outbreak Tracking form

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

The Epidemic of Inappropriate Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Nursing Facilities - Summary of clinical data and recommendations regarding management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in LTC, from summer 2010 PMDA Newsletter, by former PMDA president, Tom Lawrence

Act 52 – Healthcare associated infections

PA DOH Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention page

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) home page

PSA reporting system log in page 

Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes under the Health Care-Associated Infection and Prevention Control Act (Act 52 of 2007)  – the initial draft

February 2009 Update on HAI reporting: Pennsylvania Bulletin updating nursing homes on the healthcare-associated infection (HAI) reporting requirements.

Bedbugs

Government EPA site

 

carabapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

CRE Toolkit - provides updated guidance to healthcare facilities and state health departments about preventing the spread of CRE.Download a pdf of the toolkit.

CDC CRE Website - resources for clinicians, healthcare facilities, states, patients, etc.

MMWR article - June 2012

Medscape Commentary for clinicians

Clostridium Dificile

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium Difficile Infection in Adults (PDF)- 2010 Update by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America and Infectious Disease Society of America

C. Diff information sheet for staff/community (from APIC)

Influenza

PA Weekly influenza report

PA DOH website - Influenza page

CDC basic flu information

CDC weekly flu report

Google flu trends across the US

CDC Influenza Antiviral recommendations for 2010-201

CDC Prevention Strategies for seasonal influenza in Healthcare Settings

Sample influenza vaccination declination forms:

  1. Influenza vaccination declination form (from UPMC
  2. Sample influenza declination form (from Univ of Jefferson)
  3.  Sample influenza declination form (from Immunization Action Coalition)

Influenza Antiviral order sheet (from UPMC)

Infection Outbreak Tracking form

"Managing Flu Outbreaks in LTC," Lecture notes by Dr. David Nace, 12/17/2010

“Mortality benefits of influenza vaccination in elderly people: an ongoing controversy" - Talking points regarding the influenza vaccine for elderly people  Lancet 2000

Legionella

www.legionella.org- a website dedicated to tx and management of legionella

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

CDC MRSA information site

Norovirus

Norovirus Gastroenteritis -NEJM Reference Article (361:18, October, 2009) - limited access

From PA DOH Patient Safety Authority 12/2010

Tuberculosis

 

Infectious Diseases Policy and Forms:

  1. Resident Immunization History & Consent Policy
  2. Resident Immunization History & Consent form
  3. Resident Tuberculosis (TB) Symptom Assessment form
  4. Employee Tuberculosis (TB) Symptom Assessment form
  5. Employee Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Record
The toolkit provides updated guidance to healthcare facilities and state health departments about preventing the spread of CRE.