Taking off the gown: Impact of discontinuing contact precautions for extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms

Lindsey B. Gottlieb, Emily Walits, Gopi Patel, Sarah Schaefer

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Abstract

Contact precautions are used to prevent the spread of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms in acute-care hospitals, but supporting data are lacking. We discontinued such precautions for ESBL Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp and found no increased prevalence of these organisms with our change in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere31
JournalAntimicrobial Stewardship and Healthcare Epidemiology
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2021

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