Category: Infection Control and Prevention

Infection control reminders during this challenging respiratory virus season

Patient sneezing into her forearm while wearing a protective facemask.

Abigail L. Carlson, MD, MPH, Physician, Project Firstline, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC With assistance from Mia Frederick (contractor, TANAQ) a writer for CDC’s Project Firstline in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Over the past few months, there has been an increase in respiratory virus activity nationwide, causing additional strain on an already Read More >

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Asking Your Healthcare Provider the Hard Questions

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 Evelyn McKnight, to learn more about preventing unsafe injection practices. When I was diagnosed with Read More >

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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

Mosses meeting with former CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden.

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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