Acute Communicable
Disease Control

 
Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
Email:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov

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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Healthcare-Associated Infections 

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. HAIs are a major source or morbidity and mortality among Los Angeles residents, but can be prevented in most cases.
In Los Angeles County, a number of HAIs are tracked including central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections (BSIs), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) BSI, surgical site infections (SSIs), Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) events, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Infection prevention and control in healthcare settings is important to reduce transmission of HAIs between patients and health care workers. LAC DPH engages in a number of infection control strategies to reduce HAIs and improve patient safety. 

Current activities
Targeting Appropriate Prescribing in Outpatient Settings (TAP OUT)
LTAC Collaborative
LACDPH Infection Prevention Course

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