Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • SHEA Comments on New CDC HAI Data
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing national progress in the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  National trends show a decrease in reported HAIs, including reduced prevalence of central line-associated ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Despite Progress, Ongoing Efforts Needed to Combat Infections Impacting Hospital Patients
    On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Meningococcal Disease Update
    On Monday, March 10, a Drexel University student died from serogroup B meningococcal disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s laboratory analysis shows that the strain in Princeton University’s serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak ...More
    March 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Public Health Grand Rounds on Drug-Resistant TB
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will offer the Public Health Grand Rounds session, “Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: New Tools to Tackle New Challenges from an Old Foe,” on March 18, at 1 p.m. EDT. Tuberculosis is an ancient disease ...More
    March 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Resources on Preventing Dialysis-Related Infections
    A recent study published in the January/February issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal reported dialysis patients’ perspectives on strategies to prevent bloodstream infections. The study explored the attitudes and preferences of patients on hemodialysis regarding ...More
    March 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Blog Addresses the Power of "Simple" in Everyday Patient Care
    Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Don Goldmann, chief medical and scientific officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), discusses key lessons learned from a hospital antibiotic stewardship pilot project.  IHI will feature more details in ...More
    March 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • U.S. Surgeon General Addresses Preserving Antibiotics on CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog
    Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, reinforces the need for antibiotic stewardship programs in every hospital nationwide.  His comments come as ...More
    March 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals Can Make Healthcare Safer
    A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. In ...More
    March 5, 2014 Posted in News