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ACIPC presentation – VRE control update Nov 2021

How can we control VRE? Ferguson ACIPC 2021 Invited presentation to ACIPC Conference – the top 3 horizontal (standard) controls are: Hand hygiene by healthcare staff Environmental  controls – REACH trial Antimicrobial stewardship – target piperacillin+tazobactam and ceftriaxone to reduce usage below 30 DDD/1000 patient-days. References https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2019/211/3/reduced-vre-and-mrsa-colonisation-and-infection-following-sustained-reduction Ferguson- VRE in hospitals – 2014 monograph https://www.publish.csiro.au/ma/MA14011 […]