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Drug Resistant Antimicrobials Spreading During COVID-19 Pandemic 

Drug Resistant Antimicrobials Spreading During COVID-19 Pandemic 

The focus on combating coronavirus during the pandemic has made it easier for other healthcare associated infections (HAIs) to spread. Many of the interventions to prevent, test and monitor for HAI were deprioritized to have additional resources available to address...

#WeLoveIPs – International Infection Prevention Week

#WeLoveIPs – International Infection Prevention Week

For this year’s International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 18-24, the goal is to shine a spotlight on the Infection Preventionist’s (IP’s) role in protecting frontline healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19. To honor and thank IPs for their...

National Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

National Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The Federal Task Force on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria has released an updated National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. This updated plan provides strategic actions to address antibiotic-resistant infections over the next 5 years,...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 25, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 25, 2020

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Clean Hands Count Campaign & Tips for Hand Hygiene

Clean Hands Count Campaign & Tips for Hand Hygiene

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) New Clean Hands Count Campaign The CDC's Clean Hands Count Campaign answers common questions CDC receives related to hand hygiene, from technique to caring for patients with C. difficile. The campaign promotes...

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