Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Meet the Speakers:

Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wendy Bamberg, MD
Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, and Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2016



The overall purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to describe the epidemiology and impact of CRE and discuss the basic prevention measures necessary to prevent transmission within healthcare facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basic epidemiology of CRE in the United States
  • Discuss the impact of CRE in healthcare settings
  • Identify measures to prevent the transmission of CRE in healthcare settings
  • Describe how state-level CRE surveillance is useful to infection preventionists.
  • Describe challenges that might occur with CRE prevention efforts and steps to overcome them
  • Describe the importance of collaboration between health departments, infection preventionists and other partners to prevent CRE transmission

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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Accreditation Statement:
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  Number CEP7146.

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No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.


Recorded 05/01/2013
Recorded 05/01/2013
6 Questions
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