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Consumer Reports looks at how well hospitals prevent common infections

Hospital Hallway

A new analysis finds big differences in hospital performance against C. diff and MRSA infections. Guest Author: Teresa Carr Senior Editor, Best Buy Drugs Consumer Reports An estimated one in 25 patients develops at least one infection while in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that number is Read More >

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Point Is Protection: Safety First for Oncology Health Care Professionals and Our Patients

DO YOU PROVIDE TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCER?

Guest Author: Michele E. Gaguski MSN RN AOCN CHPN APN-C As an oncology nurse, I see the quick pace in which cancer treatment modalities continue to advance.  I attribute this rapid advancement to several factors: new medications have gained approval chemotherapy regimens involving multiple medications and administration methods have become mainstream clinical trials continue to Read More >

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Tackling Injection Safety Worldwide: WHO’s Safe Injection Global Network

Dr. Evelyn McKnight

Guest Author: Dr. Evelyn McKnight, President and Co-Founder of HONOReform How thrilling to be part of a global effort to advance injection safety! It was a rewarding moment when we entered the doors of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in February to participate in meetings of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN). We Read More >

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APIC 2015 Annual Conference: June 27-29

Sally M. Hess, CIC, MPH

Guest Author: Sally M. Hess, CIC, MPH Manager, Infection Prevention, University of Vermont Medical Center Chair, APIC 2015 Annual Conference Committee AAhh…..It’s the time of year here in New England that I anticipate the coming of warmer days; we are finally seeing green leaves and flowers! It’s also the time of year I start getting Read More >

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Using Evidence-Based Safe Prescribing Practices

Jason G. Newland, MD, MEd, FPIDS

Guest Author – Jason G. Newland, MD MEd FPIDS Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri Antibiotic resistance is one of the nation’s most pressing public health threats. Yesterday CDC led several important discussions at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. This forum is a Read More >

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