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Taking Steps Towards Building A Safety Culture

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its seminal report back in 1999, To Err is Human… The IOM report states that the problem is not bad people in healthcare, but it is that good people are working in bad systems

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COVID-19

A new (novel) coronavirus has been identified in Wuhan City, China. It has been named 2019-nCoV, or, colloquially, or the respiratory disease caused by infection with the virus had been termed COVID-19 by the WHO. Coronavirus is a large family

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Striving for Zero

The most recent HAI data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been encouraging, yet still alarming. The estimated number of HAIs is estimated to be between 187,000 to 2.7 million[1]! The majority of these infections are

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Vaccines have become quite the controversial topic…

In today’s digital age, news breaks fast and so do a plethora of personal opinions. Sometimes we just don’t know what is factual or anecdotal. Everyone has their own opinion. It has been over 300 years since Edward Jenner introduced

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Candida auris A Rising Concern:

Candida auris (C. auris) is a multi-drug resistant yeast that can cause deadly bloodstream infections and other invasive infections of the body. C. auris infections are on the rise around the world, including the United States where over 500 cases

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Progress Against C.diff

In honor of C. diff month, we wanted to shine a light on exciting and promising new efforts to reduce the incidence of C. diff. These organizations are tackling C. diff infections either through prevention, diagnosis, or innovative treatment methods.

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10 Best Infection Prevention Stories You Missed This Year

In honor of International Infection Prevention Week, we wrangled together our favorite good news pieces from 2018. See which ones you missed!

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The Infection Preventionists Are Killing It!

(“It” Being Infections.)   This week officially recognizes infection preventionists, who work 365 days a year to protect patients. Their days are long, their commitment is strong, and they want every patient to have the best chance at good health.

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Puppy Poop Produces Pathogen Plague Post Prophylactic Pills

It’s a funny headline, but perhaps a less funny experience for the 118 folks in 18 states who developed drug-resistant Campylobacteriosis gut infections after exposure to pet store puppies.