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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

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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Patient Safety is Public Health


Guest Author: Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation It is difficult to begin any discussion of patient safety in the United States without mentioning the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Released in December 1999, the report brought public attention Read More >

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Antibiotic-resistant Infections in Healthcare: Protect Every Patient, Every Time

Dr. Denise Cardo

Author: Dr. Denise Cardo This month’s Vital Signs report focuses on protecting patients from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic-resistant infections. It reveals a concerning fact that many HAIs are caused by urgent or serious antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The data show the U.S. has made progress in preventing some HAIs in acute care settings. However, the report Read More >

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Convinced They are Doing the Right Things…

Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP

Guest Author: Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP Founder and Principal, Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC Plymouth, MA In my last blog post, I discussed the differences between reality and perception when it comes to what safe injection/infection control practices are — and are not. So, how do we get every healthcare worker on the Read More >

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