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CDC publishes Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak — United States, 2016. Learn More

 

AHRQ: Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals 

 

 

The toolkit consists of three modules—Implementation, Sustainability, and Resources—that a hospital unit can use to teach team members how to apply CUSP to prevent CAUTI. Use of this toolkit in tandem with the AHRQ CUSP Toolkit to create or enhance a culture of patient safety can significantly decrease rates of CAUTI and other risks associated with indwelling catheter use. Learn More

 

Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices

 
Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices

 

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are alerting healthcare providers and facilities about the public health need to properly maintain, clean, and disinfect or sterilize reusable medical devices. Learn More

 

Sepsis Resources from the CDC

 
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The CDC, in collaboration with Sepsis Alliance, Rory Staunton Foundation and the CDC Foundation, released a series of sepsis fact sheets aimed to improve early detection and treatment of sepsis.  See Resources.

 

Preventing Breaches in Disinfection

Preventing Breaches in Disinfection

The July/August 2015 issue of Healthcare Executive features an article by The Joint Commission's Lisa Waldowski, APRN, discussing breaches in high-level disinfection and the role of senior leadership in stressing proper management of infection prevention, including disinfection and sterilization. Learn More
 

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field

Implementing Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs: Strategies from the Field

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Enhance safety for both workers and patients – Check out this educational monograph and learn how to improve your hospital’s respiratory protection program. Showcases specific examples of innovative strategies shared by hospitals to address common implementation challenges. Learn More
 
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