Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
x
Don't have an account? Create Account
Loading more articles
policy

An FDA advisory committee recommends a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster for a limited population; CDC announces $2.1 billion dedicated to infection control and prevention.

view more »
quality

The report shows a 9 percent decrease in central line–associated bloodstream infections, an 8 percent decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and a 12 percent decrease in hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infections.

view more »
quality

The update covers a wider variety of health care settings and includes guidance for the use of performance measures in infection control quality initiatives.

view more »
quality

This year's theme, Vaccines are Everybody’s Business, highlights the importance of protecting public health through vaccination.

view more »
quality

These no-cost, downloadable cards include ready-to-use infection prevention assessment forms tailored to 19 common themes, environments, or patient populations.

view more »
quality

This new report, published in the Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas, is the first to measure year-to-year health care–associated infection prevention progress using the updated 2015 baseline.

view more »
quality

The June 19 webinar features a patient perspective on environmental disinfection in dialysis stations, along with strategies for enacting best practices.

view more »
policy

The refresh includes data for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting, Prospective Payment System–Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting, and Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting programs.

view more »
quality

The new rules allow surveyors to penalize a hospital for a deficiency if an individual fails to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care.

view more »
quality

This year's theme, We Are All Patients, encourages health care providers to stand with patients and stresses the importance of patient engagement in safe care.

view more »
quality

The agency has found marked progress over a decade in eliminating five health care–associated infections (HAIs), and offers an update on the Department of Health and Human Services' five-year goals to reduce HAIs.

view more »
quality

These awards will support antibiotic resistance research with a focus on the human microbiome, environmental settings, and health care settings.

view more »
quality

From Oct. 15 to Oct. 21, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology will raise awareness about antibiotic resistance through a Twitter chat and new infographic.

view more »
policy

America's Essential Hospitals was among those urging the agency to suspend overall star ratings and examine concerns with the methodology.

view more »
quality

This video shares strategies to improve injection safety and reduce infection risks in narcotic diversion; participants must sign up for a free Medscape account to view the video.

view more »
quality

The Get Ahead of Sepsis campaign includes a partner toolkit with educational and social media materials; CDC also will host a related webinar and Twitter chat.

view more »
quality

The video is the third in a series by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about challenges to preventing health care-associated infections.

view more »
quality

The list includes reusable medical devices with the greatest risk of transmitting an infection or performing poorly if not properly reprocessed.

view more »
policy

The Vital Signs report notes ways to prevent the bacterial lung infection, which is fatal in 25 percent of people who contract it at a health care facility.

view more »
policy

CMS updated the Hospital Compare website with new data, including health care–associated infections and HCAHPS survey data.

view more »
policy

CMS has extended the deadline for submitting certain hospital quality data after receiving reports of system issues and inaccessibility with QualityNet.

view more »
quality

The course runs March 20–24 in Atlanta and includes expert content on different infection or event types, as well as antibiotic stewardship.

view more »
quality

The targets aim to significantly reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections, MRSA, Clostridium difficile cases, and other infections by 2020.

view more »
quality

Each year, APIC sponsors International Infection Prevention Week to highlight the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.

view more »
quality

Stӧckert 3T heater-cooler devices used during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures might have been contaminated with M. Chimaera in the manufacturing process.

view more »
quality

The recommendations, developed by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, aim to optimize treatment and minimize adverse consequences.

view more »
quality

In a Vital Signs report ahead of Sepsis Awareness Month, in September, CDC highlights resources and events aimed at reducing sepsis.

view more »
quality

The voluntary recall now applies to all of PharmaTech’s liquid products, including those labeled by Bayshore, Centurion, Major, Metron, Rugby, and Virtus.

view more »
quality

Funding will support work related to CDC Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

view more »
quality

Florida-based PharmaTech issued the voluntary recall of liquid docusate sodium that could be contaminated with B. cepacia, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states.

view more »
quality

The funding was distributed as part of the Prevention Epicenters Program, which aims to develop and test new approaches to patient safety and infection prevention.

view more »
quality

CDC has received multiple reports of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) infection clusters in pediatric intensive care units.

view more »
policy

The updates aim to reduce incidence of infections, inappropriate use of antibiotics, and discriminatory behavior by health care providers.

view more »
quality

CDC's June Vital Signs finds that the number of U.S. residents with Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever increased 286 percent from 2000 to 2014.

view more »
quality

New instructions are validated by the FDA to ensure they meet proper guidelines to avoid transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

view more »
quality

No-fee course, Feb. 29 to March 4 in Atlanta, to focus on January 2016 updates to the NHSN patient safety component manual.

view more »
quality

Educational surveys to help CMS determine best ways to assess infection control regulations for hospitals, nursing homes, and care transitions. Surveys to begin in FY 2016 for nursing homes and in FY 2017 for hospitals.

view more »
quality

CDC report outlines the need for monitoring of CRE and related antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

view more »
quality

FDA cites violations of federal law that could result in an increased risk of infection transmission by company's equipment.

view more »
quality

New report from ECRI Institute also lists failure to respond to clinical alarms, unsafe injection practices, and insufficient training among top hazards.

view more »
quality

Initiative seeks to strengthen healthcare-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention, raise awareness of successful strategies, and recognize investment in VTE prevention.

view more »
quality

International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 18-24, raises awareness of patient and family engagement, hand hygiene in infection prevention and patient safety

view more »
quality

Agencies say anecdotal reports of intentional nonreporting of infection data have prompted them to emphasize the importance of accurate reporting through strict adherence to NHSN definitions.

view more »
quality

The prevention epicenters will identify innovative ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in health care facilities. University of Utah and the University of Illinois - Chicago join Cook County Health & Hospital System as essential hospital participants.

view more »
quality

CDC and FDA remove language from guidelines that requires health care facilities to verify that vendors involved in maintaining, cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing reusable medical devices are certified by the manufacturer.

view more »
Essential Insights

We're making progress in the fight against sepsis - and essential hospitals are doing their part - but we still have much work left to do.

view more »
policy

Extension to Aug. 28 applies only to quality reporting on health care-associated infections (HAIs), not clinical data submissions through QualityNet.

view more »
quality

Vital Signs report recommends collaboration between public health departments and health care facilities to stop antibiotic resistance, promote infection control.

view more »
webinar

Webinar on reducing sepsis through early detection, patient and family engagement, and evidence-based management

view more »
quality

Information suggests connection between infections and hospital consumption of Blue Bell ice cream products

view more »
quality

The CDC has added a tool to the NHSN that will rank hospital facilities and units by HAI rate so staff can see areas most in need of help.

view more »
policy

Announcement follows recent "superbug" outbreaks at two Los Angeles hospitals that occurred without identified lapses of infection control

view more »
institute

Using a diligent campaign of education, communication, and process changes aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, Maricopa Integrated Health System improved patient safety, reduced the incidence of infection, and shortened patients’ length of stay.

view more »
quality

To gain control of an HAC that had plagued Jackson Health System for nearly two decades, the hospital began sending weekly emails to hospital leaders regarding the state of the HAC and attempted interventions. As aresult, the number of patients acquiring the HAC drastically dropped.

view more »

America's Essential Hospitals joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in recognizing the recent accomplishments of hospital engagement networks and other safety and quality initiatives. Federal officials announced May 7 that the initiatives have decreased patient harm by 9 percent and readmissions by 8 percent.

view more »
Essential Insights

Recognizing its importance, many member hospitals have taken steps to improve hand hygiene among their staff, including by launching handwashing campaigns or by adopting tools to track compliance.

view more »
quality

MetroHealth's team-based Wash-In, Wash-Out program boosts hand hygiene compliance among staff and reduces hospital-acquired infections.

view more »
quality

Hospitals should encourage physicians to use a certain dress code to reduce the risk of spreading hospital-acquired infections, according to new expert guidance.

view more »

The federal Partnership for Patients initiative will support for a third year the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN), one of 26 such networks nationally working to reduce nine hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2014.

view more »
policy

Extension applies to data submitted to Medicare inpatient quality reporting program

view more »
webinar

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, an epidemiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, discussed how using applications of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has affected CLABSI rates in her institution. Jamie St. Clair RN, MS, and Brenda Vermillion, RN, with The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center reviewed how certain blood culture techniques and environmental decontamination, along with CHG bathing,

view more »
webinar
webinar

Surgical site infection coding challenges and strategies to prevent colorectal SSIs

view more »
webinar

Vanquishing VAP

Feb. 12, 2013 || Staff -

Review VAP interventions, run charts, and key driver diagrams

view more »
institute

The Cleveland hospital achieved notable reductions in hospital-acquired infections through a program that deployed four teams to manage drivers of hand hygiene compliance.

view more »
Load More
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this