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Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. The CDC's webpage on measles provides several resources including information for healthcare providers and for parents. Learn More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case of Ebola, and there continue to be ongoing developments associated with the virus. The Joint Commission updates our Ebola Preparedness Resource web page regularly to provide information to our customers and their patients. Visit Ebola Prepareness Resources.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends annual influenza vaccinations for all health care personnel to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality in health care settings. Kelly Podgorny, R.N., D.N.P. elaborates on The Joint Commission's standards and more. Listen to the Podcast.
In 2014, the Compendium was reviewed by experts, updated, and reissued. The Compendium provides information to assist organizations with implementing the HAI NPSGs. Although the Compendium was developed for acute care hospitals, some of its evidence-based implementation strategies are applicable to other settings. Learn More.
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