OpGen helps rapidly identify drug-resistant microbes to improve patient safety and control outbreaks.

Patients colonized or infected with antimicrobial resistant organisms are often cared for in multiple types of healthcare settings.  Due to the movement of patients within a healthcare system, an AMR concern in one facility is typically considered a concern in other healthcare facilities and public health departments within a region.  To prevent transmission and protect patients, facilities that share patients must also work together to maintain high infection control standards.  The CDC recommends a coordinated regional approach to control the spread of AMR organisms.

CDC Approach Infographic - antimicrobial resistant

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/stop-spread/

 

Acuitas Lighthouse is a critical tool needed for implementing the CDC’s coordinated regional approach.  Facilities within a region or network can:

  • Identify patients who harbor antibiotic resistant organisms.
  • Locate silent clusters of antibiotic resistance within the hospital to prevent transmission.
  • Track and trend movement of antibiotic resistant organisms across healthcare network and locate the source of greatest threats.
  • Build an antibiotic resistance database specific to an institution or network.
  • Share results in a secure web portal, facilitating the spread of information within an institution or network.
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