Implementation of antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control practices in long-term care facilities - Pennsylvania, 2017

Nkuchia M. M'Ikanatha, Sameh W. Boktor, Arlene Seid, Allen R. Kunselman, Jennifer H. Han

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Abstract

In 2017, we surveyed long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania regarding antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control (IPC) practices. Among 244 responding facilities, 93% had IPC programs and 47% had antimicrobial stewardship programs. There was significant variation in practices across facilities, and a number of program implementation challenges were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-716
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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