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AHRQ’s Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes: How You Can Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

 
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Antibiotic overuse and antibiotic resistance are especially common in nursing homes. This 5 minute educational video specifically promotes antibiotic stewardship among residents, families, and nursing home staff. Watch Video

 

You’ve Been Prescribed an Antibiotic Now What?

 

 

The CDC has developed a patient education tool that can be used to teach hospitalized patients about antibiotic use named: You’ve Been Prescribed an Antibiotic Now What? Read More

 

CDC Zika updates: Draft Interim Zika Response Plan, Communication Toolkits, and more

CDC Zika updates: Draft Interim Zika Response Plan, Communication Toolkits, and more

Information added to or recently updated on the CDC Zika and CDC Travelers' Health websites. Learn More
 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

Determination and declaration regarding emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection og Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection. Learn More.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Fact Sheet for HealthCare providers on Zika. Published on 2/26/2016. 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

 

Hospital Respiratory Protection: Resources and Projects

Hospital Respiratory Protection:  Resources and Projects

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The Joint Commission developed and promoted resources related to respiratory protection. We are now engaged in a new project, funded by CDC/NIOSH/NPPTL, which will be gathering examples of clinical situations where additional clarification regarding use of respiratory protection might be needed. Learn More
 
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