Category: Healthcare-associated Infections

I Want My Sepsis Experience to Help Save Lives

Katy Grainger, Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

In 2018, I got a small infection on my thumb that looked unusual, so I visited an emergency room. All my vital signs were strong at the time, and there was no indication that the infection had progressed or that my body had developed sepsis. Over the next 36 hours, I developed several of the Read More >

Posted on by Katy Grainger, Sepsis Survivor, double amputee, patient advocate and member of Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors13 CommentsTags , , ,

HICPAC invites your comments on revised isolation precautions guideline this fall

African American female healthcare worker dons a face mask as she approaches a healthcare facility

CDC’s evidence-based guidelines for health care are designed to protect healthcare workers and patients, encourage safe practices, improve health outcomes, and save lives. They are not regulations, but many regulatory bodies consider this advice when they create the rules that lead to penalties and payments for healthcare facilities. We have learned a lot about how Read More >

Posted on by Mike Bell, MD, and Alex Kallen, MD, MPH55 CommentsTags , ,

A Superbug Stalked My Daughter and Stole Her Life. Phage Therapy Could Have Saved Her

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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 patient safety topics. Read the blog below authored by Diane Shader Smith, to learn more about antimicrobial resistance and the importance of investing in Read More >

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Patient Engagement in Infection Prevention

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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 Lori Nerbonne and Marie K. Moss, to learn more about the importance of patient engagement Read More >

Posted on by Lori Nerbonne, BSN, RN and Marie Moss, MPH, RN, BSN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC5 CommentsTags , , ,

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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