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Both the Health Affairs blog (“How the Ebola crisis could help save 75,000 patients”) and Modern Healthcare (“Ebola focus may have hurt preparedness for other outbreaks”) featured articles recently quoting APIC leaders about the need for properly resourced infection prevention programs to effectively protect patients and healthcare workers from infection threats.
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Washington, DC, March 2, 2015 – The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU), located at the Nebraska Medical Center, has shared its protocol for Ebola patient discharge, handling a patient’s body after death and environmental disinfection in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
A CRE outbreak, linked to contaminated endoscopes, has been reported at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center. This is the second outbreak reported this year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication regarding cleaning ERCP endoscopes (also called duodenoscopes).