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Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

This document contains two parts. Part 1 contains recommendations for healthcare facilities and is intended to expand upon the March 2009 “Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute-Care Facilities.”

Part 2 reviews the role of public health authorities in the control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Unless otherwise specified, healthcare facilities refer to all acute care hospitals and any long-term care facility that cares for patients who remain overnight and regularly require medical or nursing care (e.g., maintenance of indwelling devices, intravenous injections, wound care, etc.). This would include all long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing homes (including certain rehabilitation facilities), but would generally exclude assisted living facilities and nursing homes that do not provide more than basic medical care. In addition, this toolkit is not intended for use in ambulatory care facilities.

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10 Things Hospitalists Should Know about Infectious Diseases

Hospitalists routinely care for patients with infections, or symptoms of infections, or suspected infections that might not even be infections at all. Many times, hospitalists have more than one treatment option. So which is the best to use? Is there a better option than the therapy that first comes to mind? What about that new antibiotic out there—is it really worth it?


Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care. NHS 2012

A wide variety of healthcare is delivered in primary and community care settings. Healthcareassociated infections arise across a wide range of clinical conditions and can affect patients of all ages. Healthcare workers, family members and carers are also at risk of acquiring infections when caring for patients.
Healthcare-associated infections can occur in otherwise healthy individuals, especially if invasive procedures or devices are used. For example, indwelling urinary catheters are the most common cause of urinary tract infections, and bloodstream infections are associated with vascular access devices.

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El Programa de SP de la OMS lanza un Curso virtual de introducción a la investigación en seguridad del paciente en español

El Programa de Seguridad del Paciente de la OMS organiza un “Curso virtual de introducción a la investigación en seguridad del paciente” en español. Este curso consta de 8 sesiones de una hora de duración, impartidas a lo largo de 8 semanas consecutivas. La versión en español comenzará el día 25 de abril y finalizará el 13 de junio 2012.

Las sesiones serán presentadas por expertos de España (Carlos Aibar Remon y Jesús Aranaz Andrés), Argentina (Ezequiel García Elorrio) y Colombia (Astolfo Franco).

El programa y registro están disponibles en la siguiente página Web:

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011

These guidelines have been developed for healthcare personnel who insert intravascular catheters and for persons responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatient, and home healthcare settings. This report was prepared by a working group comprising members from professional organizations representing the disciplines of critical care medicine, infectious diseases, healthcare infection control, surgery, anesthesiology, interventional radiology, pulmonary medicine, pediatric medicine, and nursing.