Infection Control and Prevention

Patient Safety Representatives Unite to Implement Global Patient Safety Action Plan in the United States

Preventable harm in the healthcare system is an urgent public health challenge, internationally and in the United States.  Globally, more people die now from medical errors or other breakdowns in the quality and safety of healthcare services than from lack of access to them. (1) Researchers estimate that medication errors, preventable infections, venous thromboembolism, falls, …

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Sepsis Opportunities: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Infections that lead to sepsis most often start in the lung, urinary tract, skin, or gastrointestinal tract. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to …

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Celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021

Long-term care staff are healthcare heroes In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021, the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion would like to thank the long-term care staff of facilities across the country for the their great work and dedication to caring for and protecting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard many …

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Sepsis Awareness Month: Why Sepsis Awareness Is More Important Than Ever

Denise Cardo, MD Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In these unprecedented times, Sepsis Awareness Month is a moment for us to reflect on and recommit to focusing on the needs of the patient. Sepsis is the body’s extreme …

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