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Sterilization Manual for Health Centers

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2008)

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Prevention and Control

Featured Prevention and Control Items

Sterilization Manual for Health Centers
The purpose of this manual is to inform health workers on the protocols and simple procedures that have been developed to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The guidelines included in this handbook show which steps to follow in cleaning, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and transporting hospital equipment so as to guarantee sterile materials--awareness of which is crucial in providing patients with safe health care. This page provides a summary and access to the full text in Spanish.
amr-manual-esterilizacion.htm

The 5 Key Ways Project: Adapting the WHO Manual on Food Safety for Use in Guatemalan Elementary Schools
Taking into account that schools are an important space to promote the development of healthy lifestyles in children, the manual Bringing Food Safety Home: Using the WHO Five Keys to Safer Food has been adapted for use in primary schools in Guatemala. This page describes the project and offers access to the three manuals, the poster, the INCAP fact sheet, and the progress report.
fos-5-claves-proyecto.htm

Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings
The CDC's Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance aims to prevent antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings. The campaign centers on four main strategies: prevent infection, diagnose and treat infection, use antimicrobials wisely, and prevent transmission. Within the context of these strategies, multiple 12-step programs are being developed targeting clinicians who treat specialty-specific patient populations including hospitalized adults, dialysis patients, surgical patients, hospitalized children, and long-term care patients. Educational tools and materials are being developed for each patient population. (63 slides with comprehensive notes attached to each)
CDC

PAHO Resolutions and Regional Mandates

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

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CD45.R8: Disaster Preparedness and Response

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CD44.R6: Primary Health Care in the Americas: Lessons Learned over 25 Years and Future Challenges

WHO Resolutions and Global Mandates; Policy Documents

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WHA58/27: Improving the Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

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A58/62: Seventh Report of Committee A

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WHO-EB115.R6: Antimicrobial Resistance: A Threat to Global Health Security

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WHA51.17: Emerging and Other Communicable Diseases: Antimicrobial Resistance

Regional Strategies

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Prevention and Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Americas: Strategic Plan for Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics

Global Strategies

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WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

Disease Management Guidelines

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Sterilization Manual for Health Centers

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Model for a Clinical Handbook for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

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WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance

Best Practices

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The 5 Key Ways Project: Adapting the WHO Manual on Food Safety for Use in Guatemalan Elementary Schools

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The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Content Manual)

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Activity Book, The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Teacher's Guide)

Treatment and Treatment Guidelines

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Model for a Clinical Handbook for the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

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Protocol for Calculating the Cost of Hospital Infections (Washington, DC, 2000)

Quality of Care

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Reports

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Annual Report of the Monitoring/Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics, 2004 (Brasilia, Brazil, 27-29 July 2005)

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Progress made in the Project on Adaptation and Validation of the 5 Key Ways Manual on Food Safety in Elementary Schools in Guatemala

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Annual Regional Report from Countries Participating in the Network for Monitoring and Surveillance of Resistance to Antibiotics (2002 data) (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1013 May 2003)

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Annual Regional Meeting of Countries Participating in the Monitoring/Surveillance Network on Resistance to Antibiotics (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 17-19 April 2002)

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Toolkits

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Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings

Social Communication (including Health Promotion)

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The 5 Key Ways Project: Adapting the WHO Manual on Food Safety for Use in Guatemalan Elementary Schools

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The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Content Manual)

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Progress made in the Project on Adaptation and Validation of the 5 Key Ways Manual on Food Safety in Elementary Schools in Guatemala

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Activity Book, The 5 key ways to keep your food safe (Teacher's Guide)

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Annual Reports, Resistance to Antibiotics

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Legislation on AMR in LAC
Legislation on Antibiotics in Latin America

 

CDC campaign
Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings

 
AMR Bibliography 
Bibliography
 
Antimicrobial Resistance
 
Food Safety
 

WHO Links

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PAHO Regional Programs

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