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
Antibiograms

Antibiograms, defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility rates for selected bacterial pathogens, provide comprehensive information about local antimicrobial resistance. Within health care facilities, this information is combined with clinical expertise to guide optimal antimicrobial treatment for patients with carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or other serious infections. Annual analysis of facility antibiograms to create a community antibiogram will allow the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) to evaluate temporal trends and geographic patterns of antimicrobial resistance within LA County, and to guide control microbial efforts.

As of January 19, 2017, healthcare facilities are required to submit an annual antibiogram to LAC DPH, per the health officer order.

Reporting Instruction Webinars
2017 LACDPH CRE and AR Health Officer Order Webinar
For questions, please email us at hai@ph.lacounty.gov

Instructions for Antibiogram Submissions
Annual antibiograms are due by June 1 of the following year (starting with 2016 antibiograms being due by June 1, 2017). Please follow the instructions below to prepare your facility's antibiogram in an acceptable format.

Once you have completed this, submit your antibiogram to hai@ph.lacounty.gov

For facilities in Long Beach and Pasadena, please refer to your Health Departments' instructions.

Instructions for Complying with Antibiogram Reporting Requirements

Example Antibiogram Template [Excel]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reporting Antibiograms

Resources


 
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Tri-fold Brochure
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Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Rx Pad
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