Healthcare Infections News Posts

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...

AHRQ’s Four Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making Framework

AHRQ’s Four Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making Framework

Before initiating use of antibiotics, it is important to pause and review all relevant clinical and laboratory data and then weigh the potential benefit versus harm of initiating antibiotic therapy. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ’s) Four...

Project Firstline Takes Infection Prevention Beyond the Pandemic

Project Firstline Takes Infection Prevention Beyond the Pandemic

Hand washing and mask wearing are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to infection prevention practices. While COVID-19 expanded awareness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Project Firstline (PFL) is working to ensure every health care...

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...

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