The CDC offers STRIVE infection control training intended for the infection prevention team, hospital leaders, clinical educators, nurse and physician managers, environmental services managers, all patient care staff, and patient/family advisors.
Antibiotic stewardship programs have been shown to increase optimal prescribing for therapy and prophylaxis, improve the quality of patient care, reduce adverse events associated with antibiotic use, and offer cost savings.
The executive committee provides guidance to the Houston Health Department on multidrug-resistant organisms detection and response and may advise the Healthcare-Associated Infections program as needed.
Several data sources are used to assess and track antibiotic resistance. These systems provide an understanding of known and emerging resistance in order to inform solutions like containment, prevention and outbreak response.