Category: Healthcare-associated infections

CDC Supports Microbiome Science to Advance Infection Prevention, Clinical Care, and Public Health

Controlling and containing emerging antibiotic-resistant threats and protecting people requires novel and innovative approaches. The human microbiome is a promising area of research for these efforts. Infectious disease experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Read More >

Posted on by Melia Haile, MPH, CHES; Alison Laufer Halpin, PhD; L. Clifford McDonald, MD; and Chris Elkins, PhD

Celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021

Dr. Denise Cardo

Long-term care staff are healthcare heroes In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021, the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion would like to thank the long-term care staff of facilities across the country for the their great work and dedication to caring for and protecting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard many Read More >

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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

The 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections is being reimagined into a series of virtual sessions called Decennial Day. Decennial Day will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 and registration is free. For more information on the agenda and the speakers for Decennial Day, visit: Decennial Day at SHEA Spring 2021 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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