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Laboratories

 CRE Packet for Laboratories (PDF) - Illinois Department of Public Health
This packet contains guidelines and resources for laboratory testing and reporting of CRE, as listed below:

  • CRE Lab Testing Recommendations
  • Flowchart on recommended laboratory procedures for testing CRE
  • Guidelines on submitting CRE samples to the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Memo to clinical laboratories requesting participation in a CRE laboratory validation project through July 31, 2015
  • Flowchart for reporting CRE isolates to the XDRO registry
  • The XDRO registry and CRE reporting requirements (Fact Sheet)
  • Illinois CRE Detect and Protect Campaign (Fact Sheet)

Healthcare Facilities

CRE Resource Packet for Healthcare Facilities (PDF) - Illinois Department of Public Health
This packet contains information gathered from national and state sources to help facilities with their CRE control efforts. The contents are listed below:

Overview

  • Illinois CRE Detect and Protect Campaign (Fact Sheet)
  • The XDRO registry and CRE reporting requirements (Fact Sheet)

CRE Toolkit

  • 2012 CDC CRE Toolkit – Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

CRE Information

  • CDC Vital Signs – Stop infections from lethal CRE germs now (Fact Sheet)
  • CDC Vital Signs – Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MMWR)
  • Guh AY, Limbago BM, Kallen AJ – Epidemiology and prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States
  • CDC – Detect and Protect

Patient Education

  • CDC – CRE: Patient FAQs
  • CRE educational sheet
  • High C’s of Infection Prevention and Control

Lab Testing

  • Flowchart – Recommended Laboratory Procedures for Testing CRE
  • Submitting Samples to the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Memo to clinical laboratories requesting participation in a CRE laboratory validation project through July 31, 2015

Antibiotic Use

  • CDC Vital Signs – Antibiotic Rx in hospitals: proceed with caution (Fact Sheet)
  • CDC Get Smart – Antibiotic use in nursing homes
  • Illinois Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative

Transfer Form

  • Inter-facility Infection Prevention Transfer Form

2012 CRE Toolkit - CDC
To help protect patients from CRE transmission, CDC released a CRE toolkit in 2012 which expands on the 2009 CDC recommendations and continues to be updated as new information becomes available.
 
CRE Control and Prevention Toolkit - AHRQ
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use this toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.

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