In total, 50 healthcare facilities completed a survey in 2021 to characterize changes in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship practices. Notable findings include sustained surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms but decreased use of human resource-intensive interventions compared to previous surveys in 2013 and 2018 conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PI: KC Coffey, SRN Leadership Team
Coffey, K., Keller, S., Anderson, D., Deloney, V., Harris, A., Henderson, D., Milstone, A., Morgan, D., Rock, C., Schweizer, M., Chiotos, K. (2023). Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program needs and practices in 2021: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 1-3. doi:10.1017/ice.2022.222