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Strategies for Building and Maintaining Relationships with Nursing Homes to Reduce MDROs and COVID-19 Case Burden
COVID-19 continues highlighting the critical role of infection prevention and control in nursing homes. Dr. Susan Huang from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will discuss the UCI team’s experience working with 27 nursing homes in Orange County, California to implement the Shared Healthcare Intervention to Eliminate Life-Threatening Dissemination of multidrug-resistant organisms in Orange County (SHIELD OC) Program. Dr. Huang will also highlight how implementing the SHIELD OC Program helped avert COVID-19 case burden among nursing home residents and staff. SHIELD is a decolonization program the combats the spread of endemic and emerging multidrug-resistant organisms. It builds capacity at facilities, including nursing homes, on the use of decolonization soap and nasal antiseptic swabs. NACCHO is supporting UCI through its Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) demonstration site project.

Jul 20, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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