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The Surviving Sepsis Campaign – The Past, the Present and an Exciting Future

Guest Author: Craig Coopersmith MD, Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine Sepsis is a devastating tragedy for a patient and family, but also an urgent public health problem. A person with sepsis is more likely to die from sepsis than a person who suffers a heart attack, stroke, or other major trauma. Read More >

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Everyone Has a Role in Sepsis Prevention

Dr. Denise Cardo

Author: Denise Cardo, MD Director of the 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 caused by the body’s overwhelming response to an infection – It is a medical emergency. Time matters! CDC’s Vital Signs report, Think Read More >

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Frontline Staff are Critical to the Success of Sepsis Care Improvement Efforts

M Doerfler MD

Guest Author: Martin E. Doerfler, MD SVP, Clinical Strategy and Development, Associate CMO Northwell Health Northwell Health has been focused on improving the care and outcomes of our patients with sepsis since 2008. Michael Dowling, our CEO, noticed that sepsis was the condition most commonly associated with inpatient mortality in our hospital system, so he Read More >

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What Healthcare Providers Can Do to Slow Gonorrhea’s Growing Resistance to First-line Antibiotics

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, (RADM, USPHS)

Author: Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, (RADM, USPHS), Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States, with more than 800,000 infections estimated to occur annually. These gonorrhea bacteria are frustratingly nimble in their ability to become resistant to Read More >

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CDC, OSAP Issue Best Practices for Dentists Prescribing Antibiotics

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By: Lauri Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Today, CDC, in collaboration with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), published an article in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), concerning responsible Read More >

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