Healthcare Infections News Posts

Project Firstline: Spanish-Language Resources on Infection Control

Project Firstline: Spanish-Language Resources on Infection Control

Project Firstline aims to provide all healthcare workers with the infection control knowledge they need to protect their patients and themselves. To improve access to Project Firstline materials for Spanish-speaking healthcare workers, a selection of content and...

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Hats, mittens, cough drops and Kleenex become common shopping list items as the winter season approaches. Protection against the cold and supplies to fight a cold seem to be connected. Infections are a growing health concern and the Great Plains Quality Innovation...

Response is Loud and Clear for Infection Prevention Training 

Response is Loud and Clear for Infection Prevention Training 

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious disease will require ongoing infection control training and education. Project Firstline (PFL) is a national infection control and prevention training initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Spread the Word About Sepsis to Help Save Lives

Spread the Word About Sepsis to Help Save Lives

September is Sepsis Awareness Month In a typical year, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis, nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis, and 1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, or the infection causing sepsis, starts...

Infection Control: Ensuring Safety as Patients and Providers

Infection Control: Ensuring Safety as Patients and Providers

Every day, patients get infections in health care facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial and medical effects. Worst of all, they can be deadly. The CDC offers resources and tips that can...

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