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Antimicrobial Resistance​​

Key measures and actions to address AR in CA; cycle repeats 1. Preventing emergence 2. Detection 3. Containment

1. Preventing Emergence
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​Core actions to prevent resistance include improving antimicrobial prescribing through stewardship, reducing infections, and preventing transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Honor Roll



2. Detection​​
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​​CDPH connects clinicians, infection preventionists, laboratorians, and public health practitioners to testing resources for the rapid detection of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.

California Antimicrobial Resistance Lab-Epi Alliance


3. Containment​
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​CDPH utilizes a systematic framework for containing spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. 
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Plan (coming soon)
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Pla​n Tiers​​ (PDF) 
Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree​ (PDF) 
Algorithm for Prioritizing Carbapenemase Testing (PDF)​

​​Pathogens

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Candida auris (C. auris)
C. auris Quicksheet​ (PDF)
C. auris Quicksheet printable version​ (PDF)
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Pla​n Tiers​​ (PDF) 
Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree ​(PDF)​​
Regional C. auris  Phased Prevention and Response Strategy​ (PDF)​
C. auris Information for Patients and Families webpage

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Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter (CRAB)
CRPA and CRAB Quicksheet (PDF)
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Pla​n Tiers​​ (PDF) 
Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree (PDF) 
Algorithm for Prioritizing Carbapenemase Testing (PDF)
CRAB Information for Patients and Families


CRE
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE)
CRE Quicksheet (PDF)
Carbapenemase-producing Organisms (CPO) FAQ (PDF)
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Pla​n Tiers​​ (PDF) 
Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree (PDF)
Algorithm for Prioritizing Carbapenemase Testing (PDF)​
CRE Information for Patients and Families

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Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA)
CRPA and CRAB  Quicksheet (PDF)
California Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Containment Pla​n Tiers​​ (PDF) ​
Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decis​ion Tree​ (PDF)
Algorithm for Prioritizing Carbapenemase Testing (PDF)
CRPA Information for Patients and Families


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Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)
C. difficile Quicksheet (PDF)



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