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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

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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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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Wadsworth Center Bacteriology Laboratory

Kimberlee A. Musser, Ph.D. Chief, Bacterial Diseases Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH Souvenirs: What did you bring home from your last trip to the hospital? The stuff we carry around says a lot about us. If I were to dump my purse right now, you’d find a shell from my last trip to the ocean, a garnet Read More >

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