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Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Advisory Committee
Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee is a group of medical, microbiology and nursing professionals dedicated to providing education on antibiotic use both to providers and the public. This panel of experts provides information, best practices for stewardship, and technical assistance to healthcare facilities. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee is currently working on an antimicrobial stewardship toolkit for healthcare providers and a resource list for providers and the public.
- Landmark Report
On September 16th, 2013 the CDC released a report entitled Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013. This is the first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. The report highlights specific HAI pathogens and rates them on a threat level of concerning, serious, and urgent. This report has even spurred discussion and action in the United States Senate!
- Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) Fact Sheet
Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are increasing and present challenges in all healthcare settings. Due to their importance and the dedication of Arizona's Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Advisory Committee to address them, an informative fact sheet has been developed. It is focused to assist healthcare workers and the general public that have an interest in obtaining more information pertaining to MDROs.
Note: Information provided in PDF files.