CDC Updates Guidance on Enhanced Barrier Precautions for Nursing HomesCoinciding with a new report on antimicrobial resistance, the CDC has updated its guidance on enhanced barrier precautions (EBP) for all health care settings, including nursing homes. The guidance expands to residents that trigger the use of EBP and indicates it should be followed for any resident in the facility with:
- An open wound requiring a dressing change;
- An indwelling catheter for the duration of their stay; and
- Is colonized with MDRO and contact precautions do not apply.
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