Healthcare Associated Infections

NACCHO Endorses New Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Healthcare epidemiologists play a key role in emergency preparedness and response. To support this role, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released…

CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: 341 Days Without a C. difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. difficile infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. Check out CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog…

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a…

CDC Report: Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress & Opportunities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report, Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2017: Progress and Opportunities, provides the status of antibiotic use in healthcare settings, highlighting programs and resources to support better…