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Category: State HAI Prevention

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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Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year

HAI Progress Report

Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements. CDC released two reports today – one, a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article detailing national healthcare-associated infection estimates, and the other an annual report on national and Read More >

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What Happens in the Outpatient Clinic Doesn’t Always Stay in the Outpatient Clinic: Lessons from a Regional Outbreak of Adenovirus-associated Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC)

A-Wiese

Author – Andrew Wiese, MPH Applied Epidemiology Fellow Tennessee Department of Health CDC, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) This week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) includes a description of six separate outbreaks of Adenovirus-associated epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) in four different states. These outbreaks were mainly associated with outpatient eye care. Last August, Read More >

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California Initiative Promotes Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials in Healthcare Facilities

Author – Dr. Trivedi, California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative, California Department of Public Health. In February 2010, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the country’s first statewide initiative to promote optimization of antimicrobials in healthcare facilities. In less than two years, the cutting-edge California Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Initiative is helping California healthcare Read More >

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NY State collaborative – a groundbreaking Antimicrobial Stewardship Project for hospitals and long-term care

Author – David P. Calfee, MD, MS Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in New York City The GNYHA, UHF, and NYSDOH Antimicrobial Stewardship Project While most discussions of antibiotic resistance and improving antibiotic prescribing practices (“antimicrobial stewardship”) focus on hospitals, Read More >

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