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CDC Observes Patient Safety Awareness Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12–18, to raise awareness about protecting patients and providers from infectious disease threats, such as antimicrobial resistance (AR). CDC also publicly supported the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease’s campaign, Squash Superbugs Day, on March 16.

Recent CDC patient safety resources include:

  • A new health advisory with reporting guidelines and education recommendations for patients with extensively drug-resistant Shigella infections.
  • A blog series on safety tips for patients and families on infection prevention and control, antibiotic and antifungal use, and AR.

Upcoming CDC events and activities focused on patient safety include:

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Faridat Animashaun is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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