According to the CDC, every year 2 million people in the United States become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Assisted living providers are increasingly faced with residents who have infections with organisms such as Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium difficile; all of which are highlighted in a new report from the CDC: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013.
This first-ever report ranks antibiotic resistant germs by threat severity and provides four core recommendations to fight these deadly infections:
- preventing infections and preventing the spread of resistance
- tracking resistant bacteria
- improving the use of today’s antibiotics
- promoting the development of new antibiotics and developing new diagnostic tests for resistant bacteria
Click here to download a copy of the free report. Inside you will find detailed information on over a dozen antibiotic resistant germs.