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New Guide Developed to Help U.S. Hospitals Improve Antibiotic Use; A National Health Priority

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)

Authors: Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC, and Ed Septimus, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, HCA. Drs. Srinivasan and Septimus are co-chairs of the National Quality Partners’ antibiotic stewardship action team, convened by the National Quality Forum. Today, CDC, in Read More >

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Educational and Networking Opportunities About Infection Control at the 43rd APIC Conference

Debra Johnson, RN, BSN, CIC

Author: Debra Johnson, RN, BSN, CIC Infection preventionist with Stanford Healthcare and 2016 APIC Annual Conference Committee chair Thirty years ago I headed off to Las Vegas to attend my first APIC Annual Conference; it was amazing and I’ve been hooked ever since! This year is no different; I’ve got my online program planner open Read More >

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What You Should Know about Hand Hygiene

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Author: L. Clifford McDonald Associate Director for Science, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion The science is clear: clean hands can protect patients and healthcare providers from dangerous and deadly infections. Yet, studies show that on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should.1 CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Read More >

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Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings

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Author: J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC™, CDONA, IP-BC, FACDONA Editor-in-Chief The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Master Trainer Post-acute care settings such as skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and acute inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) cater to an Read More >

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Helping Nurses Reduce Workplace Injuries

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN President of the American Nurses Association If you were asked which professions have one of the highest rate of on-the-job injuries, nursing probably would not be on the list. Yet nursing ranks as one of the riskiest jobs in the U.S., with the highest rate of non-fatal Read More >

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