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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Information for Healthcare Providers

Alerts & Hot Topics

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Disease Manuals & Guides

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Support Services

  • Find Your Local Health Department External link - The first line of contact for communicable disease reporting and intervention.
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Program - North Carolina's program to prevent HAIs is part of a larger national effort led by the federal Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Program staff coordinate with CDC, local health departments, healthcare providers and other organizations to increase awareness of HAIs and strengthen prevention and public health surveillance efforts across the state.
  • Hospital-based public health epidemiologist (PHE) program - The hospital based epidemiologists work closely with clinicians, hospitals, and the public health system on surveillance and response to disease outbreaks, public health emergencies and community health issues. PHEs are based in the large hospital systems in North Carolina.

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Tools & Websites

  • CDC Toolkit: Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) External link - Algorithms, sample documents and forms, and regional and facility-level strategies.
  • HAI-Related Organizations and Websites in North Carolina and across the nation.
  • North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) External link – Established in 1918, NCHA promotes improved delivery of quality healthcare in North Carolina through leadership, advocacy, information, and education of its member hospitals. NCHA founded the N.C. Quality Center (formerly N.C. Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety) and partnered with N.C. DPH and UNC School of Medicine to develop the N.C. Hospital Emergency Surveillance System (NCHESS).
  • North Carolina Quality Center - (Formerly the North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety) Created in 2004 by the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), this organization provides educational, collaborative and performance measurement programs and services to N.C. hospitals and healthcare providers.
  • NC-SPICE External link - The Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology, or SPICE, is located at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Funded by the State of North Carolina, SPICE is charged with investigating and controlling healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other medical facilities in the state. The program provides training, education and consultation to hospitals, long-term care facilities and other medical facilities to prevent and control HAIs.

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Historical / Archive

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