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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on the 2017-2018 Flu Season

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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See this link for information from CDC on the most recent guidance for the 2017-2018 flu season. Learn More

 

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report-Notes from the Field: Ongoing Transmission of Candida auris in Health Care Facilities — U.S., June 2016–May 2017

Thursday May 25, 2017

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report focuses on the transmission of Candida auris in Health Care Facilities in the United States from June 2016 to May 2017. In June 2016, CDC released a clinical alert about the emerging, and often multidrug-resistant, fungus Candida auris. Read More.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

Wednesday May 24, 2017

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the
prevention of SSI. Read More

 

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

 

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

 

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