MDRO Collaborative

Vermont’s statewide MDRO Collaborative brings hospitals and long-term care facilities (LTCFs) together to reduce the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) between healthcare facilities. Read about the MDRO Collaborative in this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Safe Healthcare Blog post by State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso, PhD or in this 2012 Health Department Infectious Disease Bulletin article

Sign up for the MDRO Collaborative

The CDC’s NHSN is the most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. It provides healthcare facilities, states, and the CDC with data needed to identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

Enroll your facility in NHSN

Get Smart for Healthcare

Get Smart for Healthcare is a CDC campaign focused on improving prescribing practices in inpatient healthcare facilities.

Get Smart for Healthcare

CDC has a sample inter-facility transfer form to foster communication during transitions of care.

Cluster Resources
Title Date Type
First Quarter JAN - MAR 2017 Cluster Agenda
General agenda for all first quarter (January-March) 2017 cluster meetings in Vermont.
02/02/2017 Word Download
Glove Use Dos and Donts
APIC's Do's and Dont's for wearing gloves in the healthcare environment.
02/02/2017 PDF Download