Florida De­part­ment of Health

Wellness Update - - Allergies -

◊ 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.

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