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Regional CRE Continuum of Care (RCCC) Collaborative

The Problem:

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a serious public health threat.  Infections with CRE are difficult, and in some cases impossible, to treat and invasive CRE infections have been associated with mortality rates up to 50%.  Patients infected or colonized with CRE are often cared for in multiple healthcare settings and lack of communication between facilities can lead to improper infection control and exposure of other individuals.  

Department of Public Health Working with the Community to Find Solutions:

Participants in the Atlanta (RCCC) Collaborative convened by the Georgia Department of Public Health in partnership with the Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA), Georgia Hospital Association (GHA),  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Alliant/GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Georgia working together  to reduce CRE in the Metro Atlanta Area.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Professional education from recognized experts in the field of infection control and prevention;
  • Quality Improvement (QI) education and technical assistance from collaborative partners to review current practices for enhancement opportunities;
  • Data collection and surveillance education and tools;
  • Tools and strategies to improve communication with your healthcare partners and community; and
  • Access to infection prevention and control tools, resources and successful interventions.

Data Collection:

Members of the RCCC report data through the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS).  SendSS can be accessed at the following link:  http://sendss.state.ga.us/sendss/login.screen

Instructions for registering for SendSS and entering CRE data are provided here:  CRE Collaborative Data Collection: SendSS PowerPoint        

Events and Materials

Upcoming Event - Learning Session 3

Registration - Coming Soon

Evaluation - Available After Session

 

Past Event:  Learning Session 2

Materials:

Learning Session 2 Evaluation

Agenda

Concentration Area 1 - Education

Concentration Area 2 - Communication and Transfer Form

Concentration Area 3 - Prevention and Practice

Concentration Area 4 - Laboratory Reporting

 

Past Event:  Learning Session 1

Materials:

Letter of Participation and Executive Agreement

Presentor biographies 

Agenda

Concentration Area 1 - Education

Concentration Area 2 - Communication and Transfer Forms

Concentration Area 3 - Prevention & Practice

Concentration Area 4 - Laboratory Reporting


Past Event:  Leadership Meeting

Leadership Meeting Materials


Resources

CRE Basics Toolkit

Train the Trainer Resources

Video Materials from Bill Marcinowski: 

           *Downstream - http://vimeo.com/84418447

           *Shaving Cream - http://vimeo.com/84418446

For more information on CRE, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/cre/index.html.  


Partners

Quality Improvement Organization - Alliant Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)

Georgia Department of Public Health - Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Frontpage

Georgia Health Care Association

Georgia Hospital Association Homepage

Georgia Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)


Contact  

Michelle Nelson, RN, MSN
Program Consultant III
Epidemiology/Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Collaborative
Acute Disease Epidemiology Section
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St, NW
Suite 14-204
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone – 404-657-3102   Fax - 404-657-2608