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Seeing The Potential Harm of Antibiotic Overuse Clearly

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This blog is a part of a series that CDC launched to highlight the importance of patient safety by providing educational information and simple ways to help people stay informed on public safety topics. Read the blog below, authored by Christian John Lillis, to learn more about the potential harms of antibiotic overuse.  The widespread Read More >

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From Unaware and Unprepared to Safe Healthcare Advocates

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This blog is a part of a series that CDC launched to highlight the importance of patient safety by providing educational information and simple ways to help people stay informed on public safety topics. Read the blog below, authored by Nile’s Project founders Carole and Ty Moss, to learn more about the importance of preventing Read More >

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CDC Launches Blog Series on Patient Safety

Denise Cardo, MD and Kerri Moran

Denise Cardo, MD Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kerri Moran Associate Director for Partnerships, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Patient safety is Read More >

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When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: PPE Fit and Equity in Health Care

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Mia Frederick (contractor, TANAQ) is a writer for CDC’s Project Firstline in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Infection control, including the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential part of healthcare worker and patient safety. But what happens when PPE doesn’t fit correctly or there is a lack of training on Read More >

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Protecting Long-Term Care Residents from Sepsis

Author: Heather Jones, DNP, NP-C

Long-term care (LTC) settings, such as nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities and assisted living, are home to individuals who are unable to live independently and who need a variety of services, including both medical and personal care. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2015, there were 1.5 million residents living in nursing homes/skilled Read More >

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