Infection Prevention and Control

AHA is looking forward to spring and March Madness in its latest social media toolkit for hospitals’ and health systems’ use to promote vaccination against the flu and COVID-19.
Paxlovid may no longer be distributed with an emergency use label after March 8, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a five-part webinar series on its Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements, which offer guidance to help clinicians, hospitals and health systems implement, monitor and optimize their sepsis programs and outcomes. Produced in collaboration…
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) prevention and reduction are longstanding quality and patient safety priorities.
Hospitals across the field look for practical infection prevention solutions. Advocate Condell Hospital focused on process and reduced HAI rates.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted clinicians, laboratories and public health departments to recent fatal infections from Vibrio vulnificus bacteria through open-wound contact with warm coastal waters or raw or undercooked shellfish. The alert includes guidance for managing…
Henry Ford’s hematology-oncology unit has reduced the incidence of CLABSIs in its hematology-oncology unit by 75%, documenting only two cases between July 2020 and June 2021.
In this episode of the Advancing Health podcast series, Nishant Prasad, M.D., attending physician and program director of infectious diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, shares how they re-approached CLABSI prevention by deeply examining structure and process, and how their work got them to…
Despite the intense challenges that health care teams experienced during COVID-19 surges, some hospitals and health systems were able to minimize and reduce rates of health care-associated infections.