Infection Control

Apr 2, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration alerted health care providers to the risk of infections associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes, used to view and access the urinary tract, citing over 450 medical device reports since 2017 describing post-procedure patient infections or other possible…
Jan 13, 2021
The AHA Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. ET is hosting a Q&A event covering what front-line health care workers need to know about infection prevention and the environment of care.
Nov 9, 2020
The Biden Administration recently released a series of Executive Orders (EOs) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One EO includes provisions for the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider whether an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), including…
Nov 5, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommended practices to prevent and control infection in health care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Oct 29, 2020
Over 10,000 eligible nursing homes, or 76% of the field, will receive a portion of $333 million in COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds for meeting infection control and mortality criteria in effect from August through September.
Oct 20, 2020
A report highlighting key findings from STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) - a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aimed at improving infection control practices and strengthening health care-associated infection…
Jun 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented several new infection control actions to combat COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Apr 27, 2020
CMS last week updated its infection control guidance for home health agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid and for religious non-medical health care institutions participating in Medicare.
Apr 22, 2020
AHA featured in numerous media publications.
Apr 9, 2020
This report provides an overview of links to models that can help organizations address COVID-19 case projections and capacity planning, community vulnerability mapping and case mapping. The report provides links to 11 COVID-19 models and provides an overview of each tool’s capabilities and the…