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Long Term Care Professionals

  • Guideline for the Management of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms in Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities
    Information regarding the placement and care of persons with antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in long-term care facilities from the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Judicious Antibiotic Use in Long Term Care Facilities Program
    Infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for residents of long-term care facilities. As a result, rates of antibiotic usage are high in such facilities. Unfortunately, as is true in other health-care settings such as clinics and hospitals, antibiotics are often used inappropriately in long-term care. This can lead to problems such as antibiotic resistance, side effects from antibiotics, drug interactions, and development of secondary infections such as Clostridium difficile .

    The purpose of this program is to provide information to improve the appropriate use of antibiotics in long-term care facilities.