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35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

Ebola: U.S. Hospital Readiness as of Dec. 2014

CDC trains and assesses Ebola hospital readiness in collaborative effort An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment Read More >

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Antimicrobial Stewardship – a concept we must all embrace

Jennie L. Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC

Guest Author: Jennie L. Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC2014 President, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) A retrospective study from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), found that C. difficile infections (CDI) nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010 in Read More >

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Antibiotic resistance: Know your ABC’s

Crystal Heishman MSN, RN, CIC, ONC

Guest Author: Crystal Heishman MSN, RN, CIC, ONC Infection preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital As healthcare providers and patients, we have long heard the warnings about the dangers and eminent threat of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria have continually adapted to antibiotics, becoming increasingly resistant to many of the medications used to treat them. Resistance Read More >

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Safe Diabetes Care: Insulin Pens are ONE Person ONLY

Ann L. Albright, PhD, RD

Guest Author: Ann L. Albright, PhD, RD Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes is a chronic condition that is a 24/7 responsibility for everyone who has it. Diligence is necessary to manage diabetes, since its highs and lows can strike while we are otherwise busy with life. It is Read More >

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Coming Out of “Deafening Silence” to Fight Sepsis Together

Steven Q. Simpson, MD

Guest Author: Steven Q. Simpson, MD University of Kansas and Sepsis Alliance What severe sepsis needs is the equivalent of an American Heart Association. An organization that exists to teach the general public, as well as physicians, how to save lives. Thanks, in large part, to the heart association, Americans are well versed in the Read More >

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