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Category: Antibiotic use

Time to rethink antibiotic use in long-term care facilities

Author — Nimalie Stone, M.D. Medical Epidemiologist CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion With increasing drug-resistant bacteria and complicating conditions from antibiotic use like diarrhea from C. difficile on the rise, we must look at every opportunity available to improve how antibiotics are being used in healthcare settings. This year as part of CDC’s Get Read More >

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Protect Cancer Patients from Infections

Author: Alice Guh, CDC medical officer and co-lead of Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients initiative As clinicians, we know that the nearly one million patients who receive outpatient cancer treatment each year are at risk for serious infections that may lead to hospitalization, disruptions in chemotherapy schedules, and in some cases, death. Even so, it Read More >

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SHEA Scientific Meeting Featured Cutting Edge Research on Prevention and Treatment of HAIs

Guest Author – Steven M. Gordon, MD, FACP President of SHEA The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s 21st Annual Meeting provided a forum for discussing the latest research, evidence and advances in healthcare epidemiology, with the goal of bringing this knowledge one step closer to bedside implementation and the elimination of healthcare-associated infections. More Read More >

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$10 Million Dollars to Save Countless Lives

Author – John Jernigan, M.D. CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Today, I am proud to announce that my office is awarding $10 million for new research to five academic medical centers as part of our Prevention Epicenter grant program.  This program supports efforts to develop and test innovative approaches to reducing infections in healthcare Read More >

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Nursing Homes: New Partners in the Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections

Author — Nimalie Stone, M.D. Medical Epidemiologist CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion As a healthcare professional, I have had the opportunity to work in nursing homes for many years both as a physician, as well as a consultant for infection control programs. When we say “nursing home,” many of us imagine communal living environments Read More >

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