Notes from the Field: Investigation of Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Among Patients at a Community Hospital — Kentucky, 2016

Carbapenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae have the potential for epidemic spread through person-to-person transmission and horizontal transfer of resistance mechanisms.

Guidelines for the prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care facilities

The guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on the early recognition and specific required infection control practices and procedures to effectively prevent the occurrence and control the spread of CRE-CRAB-CRPsA colonization and/or infection in acute health care facilities; along with, a framework to help inform the development and/or strengthening of national and facility infection control policies and programs to control the transmission of CRE-CRAB-CRPsA in a variety of health care settings.