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Category: Injection Safety

New Data Tool: Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas

Scott Fridkin, MD

Author: Dr. Scott Fridkin As part of last week’s Vital Signs release, CDC launched—for the first time—a web app with interactive data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas makes percent resistance data reported to National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) from 2011 to 2014 accessible in a customizable, 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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You Won’t Believe The Things I See. And Hear.

Pamela Dembski Hart BS MT ASCP CHSP

Guest Author: Pam Dembski-Hart, BS, MT, ASCP, CHSP Founder and Principal, Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC Plymouth, MA They greet me at the facility door with a handshake and a cheerful comment, “We’re pretty sure we’re OK!” And that’s when I cringe and prepare myself. Because many of them – even with the best of intentions Read More >

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Prevention Research: Helping Hospitals Stop Spread of Bacteria, Protecting Patients and Staff

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Author: John Jernigan, MD Director of the Office of Prevention Research and Evaluation, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Every day, patients get infections in healthcare facilities while they are being treated for something else. Unfortunately, these infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More >

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Consumer Reports looks at how well hospitals prevent common infections

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A new analysis finds big differences in hospital performance against C. diff and MRSA infections. Guest Author: Teresa Carr Senior Editor, Best Buy Drugs Consumer Reports An estimated one in 25 patients develops at least one infection while in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that number is Read More >

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