Florida Department of Health
◊ CDC worked with Florida to stop a year-long
CRE outbreak in a long-term acute care hospital.
◊ Improved use of CDC recommendations such as educating staff; dedicating staff, rooms, and equipment to patients with CRE; and improving use of gloves and gowns.
◊ Result: The percentage of patients who got
CRE at the facility dropped from 44% to 0.