CDC Declares Healthcare Acquired Infections a “Winnable Battle”

September 2, 2011    |   By: Calevir

At any given time, about 1 in every 20 patients has an infection related to their hospital care. HAIs not only affect patient lives, but also add to our growing healthcare costs.     CDC has identified eliminating HAIs as a winnable battle. With additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that we can implement now, we can have a significant impact on our nation’s health.

This healthcare-associated infection briefing folder provides a snapshot of the context and background for this priority area, as well as descriptions of some of the systems, policy and programmatic interventions pursued by CDC and our public health partners at the federal, state and local levels. This information will be updated periodically as new data or relevant information becomes available.

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Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

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