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Webinar: Implementation of a Universal Decolonization Strategy through the SHIELD OC Program to Combat MDROs

Oct 13, 2022 | Jaclyn Abramson

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.


About Jaclyn Abramson

Jaclyn Abramson is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO Infectious Disease team. Learn more about how NACCHO works with local health departments to strengthen their capacity to prevent and control infectious diseases here.

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