Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

  • Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination for All, Including Healthy Adults
    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18- to 64-year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held last week by the National Foundation for Infectious ...More
    September 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Texas Releases Latest HAI Report
    The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Texas healthcare facilities. The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert About Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with hospitals and local and state health departments to investigate recent increases in hospitalizations of patients with severe respiratory illness. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been detected in ...More
    September 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Announces Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Responding to Ebola Outbreak
    As part of a comprehensive and coordinated response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing an introductory training course for licensed clinicians (e.g., nurses, physicians, and other healthcare ...More
    September 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Two Simple Protocols for Getting Ahead of Suspected Sepsis
    Physicians can save lives by implementing two simple protocols when they suspect a patient has sepsis, according to Dr. Mitchell Levy, co-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Management Guidelines Committee, medical director of the medical intensive care unit at Rhode ...More
    September 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Blog Addresses Why Some Doctors Don't Understand Sepsis
    Today on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Steven Simpson, Sepsis Alliance board of directors member, shares his hypothesis on why many of his peers say they don’t see much sepsis in their practices and don’t ...More
    September 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Latest New Mexico HAI Report is Issued
    The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients in acute-care facilities.    The report provides aggregate data on the following HAIs: central line-associated ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Recognizes September as Sepsis Awareness Month
    Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to half of them, a new survey published by the Sepsis Alliance found that fewer than half of all Americans have ever even heard of the term ‘sepsis.’ Sepsis is a serious ...More
    September 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Warns Ebola Epidemic in West Africa is Outpacing Current Response
    In a briefing today, CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, reported on his visits last week to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and called for immediate steps across nations to accelerate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Frieden described a daunting situation and ...More
    September 2, 2014 Posted in News