Information for Providers
Healthcare-associated Infections

Attention Outpatient Care Providers ButtonVermont health care providers are required to report a number of MDRO and HAI. These include vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

CRE has been detected in Vermont and surrounding states. The CDC created a toolkit with guidance for the control of CRE in acute and long term care facilities.

This laboratory form outlines instructions for the collection and packaging of screening specimens for CRE.

Acute Care facilities are required to report Central-Line Bloodstream Infections and Surgical site infection to the CDC using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Resources

Antibiotic Stewardship in Emergency Departments
This comprehensive report summarizes the information gathered during structured interviews with emergency department personnel in 12 Vermont hospitals and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

Patient Education Booklets

Living with C.diff
C. diff can be a serious condition, but it can be treated. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with C. diff, there are steps you can take now to avoid spreading it to your family and friends.

Living with VRE
VRE is a serious infection, but it can be managed. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with VRE, there are steps you can take now to avoid spreading it to your family and friends.

Living with MRSA
MRSA is a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection that is passed from person to person through skin contact. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with MRSA, there are steps you can take to avoid spreading it to your friends and family.

Print the information or order booklets online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDRO_get_smart_materials

Additional Resources