Carbapenems are a group of antibiotics that are usually reserved to treat serious infections, particularly when these infections are caused by germs that are highly resistant to antibiotics. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is an emerging threat to public health. This webinar will discuss ways to prevent the spread of CRE in nursing homes.
Long term care leadership and staff
- Review the importance of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
- Describe the strategies outlined in the CDC’s CRE Tool-Kit to detect and prevent CRE.
- Discuss approaches that LTCFs can take to implement CRE prevention activities.
Nimalie Stone, M.D., infectious disease physician and medical epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is a board-certified infectious disease physician with a research and clinical background in managing infections and antibiotic resistant pathogens in post acute and long term care settings. In her role at CDC, Dr. Stone works to address the needs for infection prevention programs in long term care.
YouTube video Long Term Care Prevention Strategies for CRE.
Download slides Long Term Care Prevention Strategies for CRE.
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