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Drawing on the past to pave the way for the future

Dr. Denise Cardo

Denise Cardo, MD Director CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion In 1970, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted the International Conference on Nosocomial Infections. Later, CDC and partners decided that an international meeting every decade—the Decennial—would be a great way to help the field learn from the past and outline the future 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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Champions for the Cause: Using the TAP Strategy to Identify Gaps in Preventing HAIs

Shannon Davila

Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ Director, NJHA’s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety At the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, an affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, we are dedicated to helping our members improve patient outcomes. We strive to create a learning environment that promotes evidence-based care by featuring Read More >

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