Healthcare Associated Infections

CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion: Patient Safety Update

The Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) leads CDC’s work to combat antibiotic resistance, prevent healthcare-associated infections, detect and respond to outbreaks in healthcare settings, and provide actionable data to improve patient safety and care…

New CDC Resources: HAI Prevention and AR Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new resources on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AR). See below for more information. Free Infection Preventionist Training for Nursing Home Staff: The CDC’s…

2018 Accomplishments: CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

As expected, 2018 was another busy year in emerging infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To reflect, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) recently released the…

Against Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Commitment to Fighting a Global Threat

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics transformed medical care, rendering once life-threatening infections easily treatable and reducing the risk of infection associated with surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in agriculture soon followed as farmers began using antimicrobial drugs…

CDC Releases 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. This report shows year-to-year progress on the prevention of key healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to help highlight progress as well…

CDC Study: Opportunities to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in All Outpatient Settings

The Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has released a new study which shows that healthcare professionals in all outpatient settings unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for respiratory illnesses like the common cold and bronchitis. According…