Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Sep 9, 2021
Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health pediatrician leads national conversation on getting the unvaccinated vaccinated.
Sep 9, 2021
Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Sutter Health pediatrician leads national conversation on getting the unvaccinated vaccinated
Aug 26, 2021
A new video toolkit from AHA Team Training and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Project Firstline can help health care teams prevent and control infections, improve patient safety and bolster resiliency, writes Christopher Hund, senior director, programming and implementation, at…
Aug 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus more than ever before the need for teamwork and communication. To help support health care teams and get everyone on the same page, TeamSTEPPS is a practical, evidence-based set of communications tools developed over decades. It’s been implemented…
Aug 9, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has since March investigated four cases of melioidosis, a bacterial infection rare in the United States, including two deaths.
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…