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Multidrug-resistant organisms Response and Prevention

Outbreak Management

Steps of an Outbreak Investigation

Excellence in Curriculum Innovation through Teaching Epidemiology and the Science of Public Health (EXCITE!) is a collection of teaching and reference materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce and excite youth from kindergarten through 12th grade about the knowledge and skills utilized by public health professionals. The information presented in EXCITE! includes such academic subjects as life sciences, epidemiology, mathematics, social studies, language arts, and health education. Topics applicable to all levels of instruction include elementary statistical concepts, scientific method of inquiry, and outbreak investigation.

CDC Soulutions, Outbreak Management Program (OMP)

The CDC's National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) Outbreak Management Program (OMP) focuses on the informatics and technology needs of public health workers throughout all phases of response to a disease outbreak. Information needs highlighted by public health events in recent years and anticipated for future events demonstrate that information systems are critical for outbreak investigation, management, delivery of appropriate interventions, and analysis of response. 

Available at:
Outbreak Management (CDC) - Emergency Preparedness and Response 


 Public Reporting of HAIs

Guidance on Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee- Linda McKibben, Teresa Horan, Jerome I. Tokars, Gabrielle Fowler, Denise M. Cardo, Michele L. Pearson, Patrick J. Brennan, the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control, May 2005 (Vol. 33, Issue 4, Pages 217-226).

National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Data- The report contains seven National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed® national voluntary consensus standards for reporting healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data, including a framework for measurement and public reporting. The report also discusses 13 HAI reporting measures previously endorsed by NQF, and eight recommendations for measuring development and research. Published March 2008.