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Category: Infection Control and Prevention

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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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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Clean Hands Count to Keep Patients Safe from Healthcare Associated Infections

Janet Glowicz, PhD, RN

Janet Glowicz, PhD, RN, Infection Preventionist CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. Healthcare providers who clean their hands often, provide clean care for their patients and help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to serious infections. This Read More >

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The Power is in Our Hands

Angela Dunbar with her Family

Angela Dunbar, Manager of the CDC and CDC Foundation’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients Program “I wonder if they will all say the same thing,” I thought as I waited for the steady flow of my medical team to begin filing in and out of my exam room. You see, I had breast cancer and Read More >

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