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New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation

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Author – Matthew J. Kuehnert, MD Director, Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new guideline to improve patient safety by reducing disease transmission through organ transplantation.  This guideline updates the 1994 U.S. Public Health Read More >

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What to tell patients when things go wrong (Part 2 of 2)

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Author – Abbigail Tumpey, MPH CHES Associate Director for Communications Science CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion In my last blog, I discussed some of the emotions that patients may feel when they are notified that they were potentially exposed to an infectious disease during medical care – fear, anxiety, anger, loss of trust, and Read More >

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What to Tell Patients When Things Go Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

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Author – Abbigail Tumpey, MPH CHES Associate Director for Communications Science CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Imagine this – the phone rings, you hear a voice on the other end, “Hi, Mrs. Tumpey….I’m calling from Dr. Smith’s office.  You had medical care at our facility a couple of months ago.  We are calling to Read More >

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The 1980s: Defining the Infection Prevention and Control Profession.

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Author – Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA Practice Leader, Infection Prevention Services Joint Commission Resources/Joint Commission International Oak Brook, Illinois Editor-In-Chief, The APIC Curriculum, 1983 “Infection prevention through the decades” will take center stage at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 40th Annual Conference June 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Read More >

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