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Multi-Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli (MDRGNB)
Multidrug-resistant Gram negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) are increasingly problematic in healthcare settings, primarily because of the paucity of effective antimicrobial agents that are available to treat infections with these organisms. Our MDR-GNB transmission prevention program includes hand hygiene promotion, antimicrobial stewardship, isolation precautions, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and programs to promote, monitor and sustain evidence-based best practices for Multidrug-Resistant Organism (MDRO) prevention.
Tools and Resources
- JHH Hand Hygiene Policy
- JHH Isolation Policy
- HICPAC Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006
- HICPAC Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
- CDC Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities
- CDC Laboratory Detection of Imipenem or Meropenem Resistance In Gram Negative Organisms