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  • 04/18/2014

    Engage in the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, 5 May 2014

    Each year on 5 May, The World Health Organization (WHO) launches a call to action to implement and sustain hand hygiene improvement in healthcare settings worldwide. The theme of this year’s campaign is “No action today; no cure tomorrow – make sure the WHO 5 Moments are part of protecting your patients from resistant germs.”

  • 03/26/2014

    New CDC Vital Signs report focuses on antibiotic use in hospitals

    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, although patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital. The report, which provides recommended steps for hospital CEOs, medical personnel and patients, also found that a 30 percent reduction in use of the antibiotics that most often cause deadly diarrheal infections with Clostridium difficile can reduce these infections by more than 25 percent in hospitals. 

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