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CORHA/CSTE Proposed Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definitions for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

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The thresholds and outbreak definitions presented in this document are based on available scientific resources and expert opinion and intended only as guidance for potential adaptation to the local...… Read More »

CORHA/CSTE Proposed Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definition for COVID-19 in Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities (LCTFs) and Long-Term Care Acute Hospitals

CORHA

The thresholds and outbreak definition presented in this document are based on available scientific resources and expert opinion and intended only as guidance, reflecting the local epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2...… Read More »

CORHA Interim Framework for Healthcare-Associated Infection Outbreak Notification

CORHA

This document provides guidance for notification in the context of a suspected healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreak. It is based on public health best practices and grounded in bioethical principles...… Read More »

CORHA Proposed Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definition for Extrapulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

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The thresholds and outbreak definition presented below are based on available scientific resources and expert opinion and intended only as guidance; states and localities may have their own outbreak...… Read More »

CORHA Potential Medical Product-Related Infection/Outbreak: Assessment Questions

CORHA

This document is intended to help establish a more systematic and consistent approach to assessing a medical product-related healthcare outbreak and response activities. This document presents information and questions...… Read More »

CORHA Proposed Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definition for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

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The thresholds and outbreak definition presented below are based on available scientific resources and expert opinion and intended only as guidance; states and localities may have their own outbreak...… Read More »

How CORHA is Developing Standards on Notification and Disclosure of Clusters and Outbreaks – SHEA 2019 Presentation Slides

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This presentation given at the 2019 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Meeting, highlights the history of HAI outbreak reporting, notification and disclosure, ethical principles related to this...… Read More »

Assessment of HAI/AR Outbreak Detection Data, Tools, and Barriers

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This poster of HAI/AR Outbreak Detection Data, Tools, and Barriers was presented at the 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. It highlights results from a CORHA-led assessment on the...… Read More »

Overview of the Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

CORHA

This overview of the Council for Outbreak Response: Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance provides information on the background, structure and activities of CORHA. These slides were presented at the 2018 International...… Read More »

CORHA General Guidance for the Outbreak Detection and Reporting of Scabies

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Background The scabies mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, is an ectoparasite that burrows into the upper layer of the skin and deposits eggs which form adults in 10-17 days. On a...… Read More »

CORHA HAI-AR Outbreak Investigation and Response Tracking System

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What is this? The following materials were developed to help health departments and large healthcare systems manage information related to investigations of possible HAI-AR outbreaks involving healthcare delivery. The...… Read More »

Sample Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) Line List

This sample line list is a ready-to-use template for healthcare and health agencies to document epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) outbreak information. Resource Link: Sample EKC Line List (Excel File) Source:...… Read More »

Sample Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) Outbreak Patient Letter

This sample patient notification letter provides sample language for healthcare facilities communicating with patients on epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) outbreaks. Resource Link: Sample EKC Outbreak Patient Letter (Word File) Source:...… Read More »

Scabies Protocol

This Federal Bureau of Prisons scabies protocol, developed in January 2017 as part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Guidance, provides recommended procedures for detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention...… Read More »

Scabies Management PowerPoint Presentation

This acute communicable disease control scabies toolkit was initially developed in 2009 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and contains resources for managing scabies outbreaks in health...… Read More »

Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care – Scabies

This resource is targeted to long-term care facilities. It is brief and focused on scabies transmission, incubation period, diagnosis, treatment, environmental measures, and infection prevention and control strategies for...… Read More »

A Novel Clinical Grading Scale for Scabies to Guide the Management of Crusted Scabies

This is a very useful crusted scabies resource. Note however that the standard of care for topical treatment in the U.S. is permethrin and not benzyl benzoate plus 5%...… Read More »

Scabies in Healthcare Settings

This resource is notable for its strong control measure and case/contact definition/management content. A subscription might be required to access this article. Note that the reference to shoe covers...… Read More »

SHEA/CDC ORTP Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Outbreak Response Training Program (ORTP) “is designed to give US hospital epidemiologists who oversee infection...… Read More »
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