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Antimicrobial Resistance​​

AR Measures and Actions

1. Preventing Emergence

HAI Honor Roll Medals logoCore 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​

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




​​Pathogens

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Candida auris (C. auris)

Candida auris Quicksheet (PDF)

Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree (PDF)




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Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter (CRAB)

CRPA and CRAB Quicksheet (PDF)

Tier 2 Pathogen Screening Decision Tree (PDF) 

Algorithm for Prioritizing Carbapenemase Testing (PDF)

CRAB Information for Patients and Families


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