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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

What to tell patients when things go wrong (Part 2 of 2)

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Author – Abbigail Tumpey, MPH CHES Associate Director for Communications Science CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion In my last blog, I discussed some of the emotions that patients may feel when they are notified that they were potentially exposed to an infectious disease during medical care – fear, anxiety, anger, loss of trust, and Read More >

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What to Tell Patients When Things Go Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

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Author – Abbigail Tumpey, MPH CHES Associate Director for Communications Science CDC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Imagine this – the phone rings, you hear a voice on the other end, “Hi, Mrs. Tumpey….I’m calling from Dr. Smith’s office.  You had medical care at our facility a couple of months ago.  We are calling to Read More >

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The 1980s: Defining the Infection Prevention and Control Profession.

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Author – Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA Practice Leader, Infection Prevention Services Joint Commission Resources/Joint Commission International Oak Brook, Illinois Editor-In-Chief, The APIC Curriculum, 1983 “Infection prevention through the decades” will take center stage at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 40th Annual Conference June 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Read More >

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Making Infection Prevention “Simple”

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Guest Author – Susan Huang, M.D., M.P.H Lead author of the REDUCE MRSA study Associate Professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health For years, we have searched for new strategies to turn the tide against antibiotic-resistant pathogens in healthcare facilities. In particular, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or Read More >

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What People Are Saying About the REDUCE MRSA Trial

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The REDUCE MRSA trial was published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine and took place in two stages from 2009-2011. A multidisciplinary team from the University of California, Irvine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) carried out the study. The study Read More >

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