Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Dec 7, 2020
Acute-care hospitals reduced Clostridium difficile infections by 18%, catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 8% and central line-associated bloodstream infections by 7% in 2019, according to the latest progress report on reducing healthcare-associated infections from the Centers for…
Nov 17, 2020
The recently launched AHA Living Learning Network (LLN) provides essential resources through a peer-to-peer community of health care professionals dedicated to helping hospitals and health systems recover, rebuild and reimagine health care while responding to the pandemic.
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…
Oct 12, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services Oct. 9 released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB), 2020-2025, mapping the next five years of coordinated, strategic federal actions to address antibiotic resistance.
Aug 28, 2020
The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced $17 million in grants to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which will support multidisciplinary investigations into how and where viruses and other pathogens emerge…
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…
Sep 11, 2019
HHS released updated guidance to help providers safely manage Category A waste.
Aug 23, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with Medscape to offer free online training on its recommendations for vaccinating homeless people against hepatitis A.
Aug 23, 2019
The HPV vaccine could prevent an estimated 92% of cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in the United States, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.