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Imperial County Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Prevention Collaborative

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Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and clinics have teamed up with the Imperial County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Program to promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing in all healthcare settings.

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Resources for
Patients and Families​

 

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Resources for
Healthcare Providers​ ​

  • Hand Hygiene (Coming soon!)

  • Infection Control Assessment tools

 CDC has infection control assessment tools for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient settings, and hemodialysis facilities.

  • Prescription Pads for Symptom Relief

    All resources in this section can be modified with your facility’s logo.

    •  Symptom Relief for Viral Illnesses: Prescription pad listing non-pharmaceutical therapy and follow-up instructions for viral illness.

    • Watchful Waiting:  Describes home treatments patients should try for a specified time before reevaluating for an antibiotic.

  • Adherence Monitoring Tools

    How do you know if your facility is complying with best practices if you do not assess daily practice? Regular adherence monitoring allows a facility to evaluate strengths and gaps in care. The CDPH HAI Program adherence monitoring page provides a variety of free tools that outpatient facilities can use to improve infection prevention practices.
    Tools available include:

    • Environmental Services (Housekeeping)
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Infection Safety
    • Hemodialysis 
    • Central Line Adherence Monitoring
    • Device Reprocessing
  • Interfacility Transfer Communication Form

Use this form for all transfers to another healthcare facility to communicate important infection control information. Establish contacts at your network of facilities to facilitate exchange of information.

Use this training program to educate and re-educate staff on injection safety procedures.

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Collaborative Materials​​

  • ​Project Plan and Timeline

    Tentative next in-person meeting:
    TBA

    Get on the distribution list! Email HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov

  • Assessment tools

CDC has infection control assessment tools for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient settings, and hemodialysis facilities.

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