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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

New protocol offers hospitals an option to detect bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes

Michael Bell, MD

Author: Michael Bell, MD Deputy Director of CDCs Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Combatting antibiotic-resistant infections and protecting patients are national priorities. The President’s FY 2016 Budget invests in efforts to combat and prevent antibiotic resistance, and nearly doubles the amount of federal funding to more than $1.2 billion. The Administration has also issued its Read More >

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C. diff survivor and advocate shares her story

Nancy C Caralla

Guest Author: Nancy C Caralla Founding Executive Director, President of the C Diff Foundation. My name is Nancy Caralla, and I know all too much about Clostridium difficile (C. diff).  I am a nurse and contracted C. diff while caring for patients suffering from this horrible infection. Now, I am a C. diff survivor. Tragically, Read More >

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35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers

Ebola: U.S. Hospital Readiness as of Dec. 2014

CDC trains and assesses Ebola hospital readiness in collaborative effort An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment Read More >

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Coming Out of “Deafening Silence” to Fight Sepsis Together

Steven Q. Simpson, MD

Guest Author: Steven Q. Simpson, MD University of Kansas and Sepsis Alliance What severe sepsis needs is the equivalent of an American Heart Association. An organization that exists to teach the general public, as well as physicians, how to save lives. Thanks, in large part, to the heart association, Americans are well versed in the Read More >

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Executive Order Issued On One of the Most Urgent Health Concerns Facing Us Today

Plates of plates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in CDC’s healthcare-associated infections laboratory.

National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria The announcement Thursday morning of the President’s Executive Order and the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria marks the administration’s response to one of the most urgent health threats facing us today – antibiotic resistance. Read more of the original post     Read More >

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