Healthcare Associated Infections

Exploring the Frontiers of Innovation to Tackle Microbial Threats – A Workshop (Virtual)

Join the National Academies for a 1.5-day public workshop that will examine the major advancements in scientific, technological, and social innovations that have been taking place to tackle microbial threats, including diagnostics, vaccine development and…

Developing Regional Antibiograms to Monitor Resistance Patterns

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to the public’s health, and local health departments (LHDs) have become increasingly involved to ensure their communities are prepared. LHDs serve as community chief health strategists and are uniquely…

Containing an MDRO: Tools Developed During a Response

When a novel or targeted multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO) or resistance mechanism is identified, local public health must act quickly to prevent its spread, implementing CDC’s Containment Strategy. The Florida Department of Health in Orange…

Toolkit: Healthcare Associated Infections Drug Diversion Planning and Response for State and Local Health Departments

Developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ HAI Subcommittee, the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Drug Diversion Planning and Response Toolkit for State and Local Health Departments focuses on drug diversion response to define…

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…