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Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year

HAI Progress Report

Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements. CDC released two reports today – one, a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article detailing national healthcare-associated infection estimates, and the other an annual report on national and Read More >

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New guidelines to prevent catheter-related infections

Guest Author – Naomi O’Grady, MD National Institutes of Health Medical Director, Clinical Center’s Vascular Access and Conscious Sedation Services. Recently, hospital-acquired infections have become an important benchmark of hospital quality and patient safety. Many hospitals are now being required to report patient safety data, and some of this data includes infection rates. I am 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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Infections in ICUs Plummeting, Too Many Remain in Hospitals and Dialysis Clinics

Author – Arjun Srinivasan, MD CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion As you know, bloodstream infections in patients with central lines can be deadly, killing as many as 1 in 4 patients who gets them. The newest edition of the CDC Vital Signs reports a major decrease in central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive Read More >

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Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Why Success was Possible

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch Transcript: Why was success possible? Success was possible because many groups partnered and worked collaboratively. On the Read More >

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