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US-Antibiotic-Awareness-WeekAntibiotic Awareness Week, Nov. 12–Nov 18

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs and critical tools for treating infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, when antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still cause harm. Additionally, any time antibiotics are used in people or animals, they can lead to antibiotic resistance. Everyone has a role to play to improve antibiotic prescribing and use, including you! Read more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on the 2018-2019 Flu Season

Wednesday August 29, 2018
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See this link for information from CDC on the most recent guidance for the 2018-2019 flu season. Learn More

 

Candida auris in Health Care Facilities

 

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. 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

 

New infection control resources for outpatient settings developed by The Joint Commission and CDC

The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed new infection control resources for podiatry and orthopedic and pain management settings. The guides feature key recommendations such as IPC program and infrastructure information. They also cover several topics including education and training, safe injection practices, medical device reprocessing, environmental cleaning and more. Learn more. 

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