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Advancing Laboratory Diagnostic Stewardship for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Antibiotic Resistance, and Sepsis

Meeting participants engage in group discussion.

Emily Curren DVM, MPH On December 9, 2019, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) hosted a meeting at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on improving patient safety through diagnostic stewardship. Meeting attendees represented academia; federal partners; and professional, industry, and patient representative organizations. The meeting focused on identifying emerging issues in the field of Read More >

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Drawing on the past to pave the way for the future

Dr. Denise Cardo

Decennial 2020: Canceled for March The 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will no longer occur March 26 – 30, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. More information is available at https://decennial2020.org/. ————————————————————————————— Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion   In 1970, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted Read More >

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Urgent Care Collaborating to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC

Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC Chief Executive Officer of the Urgent Care Association The Urgent Care Association (UCA) and its members are concerned about the looming antibiotic resistance crisis. In collaboration with the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM), we have decided to be part of the solution. More than 120 million patients visit urgent care Read More >

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Sepsis Awareness Month: Why Each Person Matters

Dr. Denise Cardo

Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects at least 1.7 million adults in the United States each year and causes nearly 270,000 deaths. This is too many lives. While Read More >

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Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition: Partnerships to Accelerate Progress in Patient Safety

Dr. Denise Cardo

Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion In June 2019, CDC and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) co-hosted the third meeting of the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition in Atlanta. CDC has worked with partners to prevent bloodstream infections for more than a decade, and the Coalition Read More >

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