Category: Healthcare-associated Infections

Supporting Health Equity in Native Hawaiian Communities

Photo of Dr. Reid Elderts

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions and experiences of AANHPIs. As a collaborative, CDC’s Project Firstline works with partners like the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) to meet healthcare workers where they are with infection control information and resources based Read More >

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6 Tips for Patients to Avoid Healthcare-Associated Infections

Patricia Stinchfield

When a loved one is hospitalized, the last thing anyone wants is for them to get an infection while receiving care. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about 1 in 31 U.S. hospitalized patients has a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). An HAI is an infection that develops Read More >

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Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control in Sierra Leone and Ethiopia

One person helps another to put on personal protective equipment

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A CDC Update on the Part One Draft update to the Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the approach we take in healthcare settings to protect healthcare personnel, patients, and others from transmission of respiratory infections. Experimental and observational data show that an important pathway for transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) is via inhalation of small particles in the air generated by Read More >

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Ethiopian Hospitals Use Infection Prevention and Control Practices to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

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