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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings


Author: J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC™, CDONA, IP-BC, FACDONA Editor-in-Chief The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Master Trainer Post-acute care settings such as skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and acute inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) cater to an Read More >

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Helping Nurses Reduce Workplace Injuries

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN President of the American Nurses Association If you were asked which professions have one of the highest rate of on-the-job injuries, nursing probably would not be on the list. Yet nursing ranks as one of the riskiest jobs in the U.S., with the highest rate of non-fatal Read More >

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When it Comes to Hand Hygiene, What’s Really Important?

Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC

Author: Angela Vassallo, MPH, MS, CIC APIC Communications Committee Member A recent study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology comparing CDC’s three-step hand hygiene process using hand rubs with the WHO’s six-step process gained tremendous media attention and had the whole world (or so it seemed) talking about hand hygiene. The study found that Read More >

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Searching for C. difficile at Hospital Admission: A Commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine

Clifford McDonald, MD

Author: L. Clifford McDonald, MD Associate Director for Science, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Patients receiving medical care for something else can get an infection known as a healthcare-associated infection. The most common bacteria responsible for these infections in hospitals is Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). In a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, my Read More >

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Focus on the Science of Prevention at SHEA Spring 2016

Guest Authors: Thomas R. Talbot, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin   When we were getting started in the field, there were a limited number of people interested in what we were doing with Read More >

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