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Cellulitis and Abscess Management in the Era of Resistance to Antibiotics (CAMERA)

Appendix D. Part 2: Implementing the CDC Recommendations:
Can It Be Done? What Lessons Can Be Learned?


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Implementing the CDC Recommendations: Can it be done? What lessons can be learned?

Implementing the CDC Recommendations: Can it be done? What lessons can be learned?

Alex Kemper, MD
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Overarching Philosophy

Overarching Philosophy

  • We want to learn from you.
  • We have developed some tools to help-we need feedback from you.
  • Tools
    • "Culture Kit"
    • "Action Plan"
    • Patient Education Material
    • "Patient Follow-up Diary"

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Culture Kit

Culture Kit

  • "Grab and Go" things to consider including:
    • Betadine / alcohol
    • Something to numb the skin with
    • Something to I+D with
    • Culture swab and label
    • Packing material
    • Gauze and bandages

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Action Plan

Action Plan

  • Clinic note with the embedded guidelines and coding information
  • We will revise to fit your charts
  • Can also work with you to make it "electronic"

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Patient Education Materials

Patient Education Materials

  • Posters
  • Handout on general skin infections
  • Handout on Staph infections

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Patient Diary

Patient Diary

  • CDC recommends "close follow-up"
  • We have developed a diary that patients can return by mail, which can then be added into the chart
  • What if a patient doesn't return the diary?
  • We are primarily interested in coming up with feasible tools for practice. Thoughts??

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Page last reviewed March 2011
Internet Citation: Cellulitis and Abscess Management in the Era of Resistance to Antibiotics (CAMERA). March 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/mrsa/nc_mrsaapdpt2.html