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Protecting Patients from Legionnaires’ Disease: 7 Steps to Creating a Water Management Program

Jonathan J. Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE

Guest Author: Jonathan J. Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE Senior Associate Director of Advocacy for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia that people most commonly get by inhaling mist that contains Legionella bacteria. People can less commonly get this disease by aspirating Read More >

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Outbreak Response & the Leadership Needed to Manage It

Guest Author: Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO. Chair, SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program Advisory Panel Just the word “Ebola” can put patients and healthcare facilities on high alert. Outbreaks of pathogens of high consequence can occur with little forewarning, and the timing of the next major event – whether novel influenza or another infection – is unknown. Read More >

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Cystic Fibrosis and C. Diff : A Dangerous Combination

As told to CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion As a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient, Chris Gautier was used to enduring pain and discomfort. When Chris began having abdominal discomfort on an otherwise routine summer evening he chocked it up to typical CF indigestion. However, this time the pain persisted, and grew so intense that Read More >

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Stay Tuned for 6 Free CE and CME Videos on Infection Prevention and Control from CDC & Medscape

Medscape Education

Superbugs threaten patients treated in healthcare facilities every day, and drug-resistant bacteria cause over two million illnesses every year in the U.S. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them without fail. Our patients’ lives may depend on it. To support education and prevention, CDC and Medscape are launching Read More >

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Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Dentistry: “What can WE do?”

Marie T. Fluent, DDS

Guest Author: Marie T. Fluent, DDS Educational Consultant for Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic-associated adverse events are now some of our most serious global health threats (1). As a community of clinicians, educators, researchers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care, OSAP Read More >

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