Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)


  • 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
  • CDC Expands Injection Safety Efforts
    More than 150,000 patients have been notified of potential exposure to hepatitis and HIV due to unsafe injection practices in U.S. healthcare settings since 2001. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical injections are an overlooked source ...More
    February 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC, SC Department of Health Warn of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Hilton Head Restaurant
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to warn people who may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a Hilton Head restaurant after a restaurant worker tested positive for hepatitis ...More
    February 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Reports Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This Season
    This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza—up from ...More
    February 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Resources from its Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients Program
    A recent study published in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, details lapses in infection control in an outpatient oncology clinic. The lapses resulted in the first ever outbreak of Tsukamurella spp., a Gram-positive bacteria that rarely causes ...More
    February 14, 2014 Posted in News