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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

APIC 2015 Annual Conference: June 27-29

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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White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

Author: CDC The White House is convening the Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to improve antibiotic use (antibiotic stewardship) nationwide. The United States government departments and agencies, along with key human and animal Read More >

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New protocol offers hospitals an option to detect bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes

Dr. Michael Bell, MD

Author: Michael Bell, MD Deputy Director of CDCs Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Combatting antibiotic-resistant infections and protecting patients are national priorities. The President’s FY 2016 Budget invests in efforts to combat and prevent antibiotic resistance, and nearly doubles the amount of federal funding to more than $1.2 billion. The Administration has also issued its Read More >

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C. diff survivor and advocate shares her story

Guest Author: Nancy C Caralla Founding Executive Director, President of the C Diff Foundation. My name is Nancy Caralla, and I know all too much about Clostridium difficile (C. diff).  I am a nurse and contracted C. diff while caring for patients suffering from this horrible infection. Now, I am a C. diff survivor. Tragically, Read More >

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35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

Ebola: U.S. Hospital Readiness as of Dec. 2014

CDC trains and assesses Ebola hospital readiness in collaborative effort An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment Read More >

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