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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

Nurse Burnout and HAIs: A Solution to a Common Problem

Author – Jeannie P. Cimiotti, DNSc, RN Executive Director, NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing; Associate Professor, Rutgers University College of Nursing Job-related burnout has been well-documented among individuals who provide care to others.  The etiology of burnout points to chronic stress that results not only from the close interaction with people, but with the organizational Read More >

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Infection Prevention and Control’s Long and Winding Road

Guest Author – Michelle Farber, RN, CIC Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2012 President If you asked healthcare professionals a decade ago to describe the role of the infection control practitioner, “hand washing cop” or “flu shot nurse” may have been the response.  With changing reimbursement, quality measure incentives, and mandated Read More >

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CDC/CMS Team Up to Provide Consumers Access to Local Hospital Patient Safety Data

Author: Dan Pollock CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Surveillance Branch Chief CMS announced today that its Hospital Compare website now includes central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) data reported from hospital ICUs to CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). In many places, this is the first time consumers can see how well their local hospitals Read More >

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‘Tis the season for norovirus sharing

Authors Tara MacCannell, PhD [1], Ben Lopman, PhD [2] [1] Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [2] Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Winter is prime time for norovirus outbreaks. Norovirus strikes swiftly, causing acute gastroenteritis and usually involves rapid-onset diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Sometimes it Read More >

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Antibiotic Misuse Continues to Threaten Effectiveness by Increasing Resistance

Author – Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Antibiotic resistance isn’t a scare tactic or a doomsday scenario; it’s a real and present danger confronting hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the world. From 2006 to 2008, rates of resistance to imipenem, an antibiotic used to treat resistant organisms, among the bacteria Read More >

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