MDRO Collaborative

Vermont’s statewide MDRO Collaborative brings hospitals and long-term care facilities (LTCFs) together to reduce the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) between healthcare facilities. Read about the MDRO Collaborative in this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Safe Healthcare Blog post by State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso, PhD or in this 2012 Health Department Infectious Disease Bulletin article

Sign up for the MDRO Collaborative

The CDC’s NHSN is the most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. It provides healthcare facilities, states, and the CDC with data needed to identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

Enroll your facility in NHSN

Get Smart for Healthcare

Get Smart for Healthcare is a CDC campaign focused on improving prescribing practices in inpatient healthcare facilities.

Get Smart for Healthcare

The Infection Control and Assessment and Response (ICAR) Program was developed by CDC to help identify infection control needs and improve infection prevention programs across the country. ICARs provide non-punitive, confidential, facility-specific infection control advice from CDC to help facilities improve their programs. Please contact Carol Wood-Koob to schedule a voluntary ICAR at your facility.

Cluster Resources
Title Date Type
First Quarter JAN - MAR 2017 Cluster Agenda
General agenda for all first quarter (January-March) 2017 cluster meetings in Vermont.
02/02/2017 Word Download
Glove Use Dos and Donts
APIC's Do's and Dont's for wearing gloves in the healthcare environment.
02/02/2017 PDF Download
CDC Sample inter-facility transfer form
CDC has a sample inter-facility transfer form to foster communication during transitions of care.
11/09/2016 PDF Download
Second Quarter Apr-Jun 2017 Cluster Agenda
General agenda for all second quarter (April-June) 2017 cluster meetings in Vermont.
04/01/2017 Word Download
Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAR) - Hospitals
The Infection Control Assessment Tool used during an ICAR visit at hospitals
01/01/2017 PDF Download
Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAR) - LTCFs
The Infection Control Assessment Tool used during an ICAR visit at LTCFs
01/01/2017 PDF Download
Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAR) - Outpatient
The Infection Control Assessment Tool used during an ICAR visit for Outpatient Settings
01/01/2017 PDF Download
Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAR) - Hemodialysis
The Infection Control Assessment Tool used during an ICAR visit at Hemodialysis Facilities
01/01/2017 PDF Download
Closed Point of Distribution (POD) Partnership Overview
A quick overview of Closed PODs and how to become a partner
04/27/2017 PDF Download
ELC HAI/AR Grantees’ Meeting Summary Report 2017
This report contain an overview of each day’s presentations, activities, report outs and Q&A sessions from the 2017 ELC HAI/AR Grantees’ Meeting
04/01/2017 PDF Download
What Goes in the Red Bag?
Guidance for properly disposing regulated medical waste in the healthcare setting
04/27/2017 PDF Download