The Shared Healthcare
Intervention to Eliminate Life-Threatening Dissemination
of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in Orange County (SHIELD OC)
Program, was a CDC-funded public health regional decolonization collaborative
to combat the spread of endemic and emerging MDROs across healthcare facilities
in Orange County, California. In this webinar was hosted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Dr. Susan Huang from the University of California,
Irvine (UCI) discussed the UCI team’s experience working with 38 healthcare
facilities, including 17 hospitals, 18 nursing homes, and 3 long-term acute
care facilities that adopted the decolonization strategy. This program
significantly reduced MDROs and resulted in large reductions in the proportion
of nursing home residents hospitalized for infection. NACCHO is supporting
UCI’s dissemination efforts to train other nursing homes to adopt this
effective strategy through its Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antibiotic
Resistance (HAI/AR) demonstration site program.
This webinar was open to all members of local health departments as well as other community partners who were interested in this topic.
The recoding of the webinar is available here.