Category: Healthcare-associated infections

“I’m Concerned About Sepsis!”

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 Dr. Carl Flatley, to learn more about sepsis and the importance of voicing your concerns 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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Protecting Long-Term Care Residents from Sepsis

Author: Heather Jones, DNP, NP-C

Long-term care (LTC) settings, such as nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities and assisted living, are home to individuals who are unable to live independently and who need a variety of services, including both medical and personal care. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2015, there were 1.5 million residents living in nursing homes/skilled Read More >

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Germs Lead the Way: Exploring Microbial Ecology to Elevate the Fight Against Antimicrobial-resistant Healthcare-associated Infections

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Three to four billion years ago, microbes (germs) were the first life on earth. They have thrived for millions of years longer than humans have existed. Much like humans, microbes have complex social and physical communities and are always evolving. These microbial communities are home to helpful germs and pathogens (harmful germs). Better understanding the Read More >

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Demonstrating the Ability to Protect Healthcare Personnel from COVID-19 in High-Risk Settings

Project Covered

This content can also be found on the NIOSH Science Blog. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about stresses to the U.S. healthcare workforce never seen before. Since early in the pandemic, reports have abounded of healthcare personnel (HCP) being infected, sometimes resulting in severe outcomes and death. As of July 20, 2022, there have been nearly 1 Read More >

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