Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN).

TitleCurrent infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsChiotos K, Rock C, Schweizer ML, Deloney VM, Morgan DJ, Milstone AM, Henderson DK, Harris AD, Han JH
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Pagination1-4
Date Published2019 Jul 17
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

We used a survey to characterize contemporary infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices across 64 healthcare facilities, and we compared these findings to those of a similar 2013 survey. Notable findings include decreased frequency of active surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, frequent active surveillance for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and increased support for antibiotic stewardship programs.

DOI10.1017/ice.2019.172
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID31311610