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Achieving Safer Airway Management

A Grand Rounds slide presentation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, featuring Kenneth Rothfield, MD, St. Agnes Hospital, and Michael Phelan, MD, Cleveland Clinic Health Systems.

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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and provide answers to FAQs.

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CAUTI Prevention Strategies

This website presents a collection of strategies and best practices for the prevention of CAUTI.

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CDC Resources for Healthcare-Associated Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a hub of information regarding healthcare-associated infections, including guidelines, research, prevention tools, data and statistics.

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CDC Tools and guidelines for CDI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a set of CDI prevention tools and guidelines.

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Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide resources for providers and patients to prevent CLABSI, and offer answers to FAQs.

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Clostridium Difficile Prevention Diagram

Outline of different areas that affect the transmission of C.diff infections in healthcare settings and methods to prevent the risk of transmission.

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CUSP Unit-Based Safety Program

Safety programs designed to eliminate healthcare-associated infections such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections, are described here, along with helpful tools.

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Environmental Services (EVS) Checklist for the Containment of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

This tool provides your facility with valuable feedback on areas where opportunities for improvement were noted to prevent CDI. The results are neither standalone nor punitive, and the findings should be used as an additional tool to assist in your continued work.

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Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections

Implementation guide to help infection preventionists apply current scientific knowledge and best practices to achieve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety related to infection prevention.Topic-specific information is presented in an easy-to-use format that includes numerous examples and tools

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HAI Data on Prevention Progress

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports detailing progress made in preventing HAIs and areas where additional intervention is necessary.

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Joint Commission Launches Hand Hygiene Tool for Hospitals

The Joint Commission debuted its Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool, a method to help combat hand hygiene adherence barriers in hospitals.

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Menu of Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections

Tool to help you assess your facility’s current practices for preventing Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) and identify areas for creating a plan of action.

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control provide a one-stop shop for MRSA disease information, tracking, laboratory testing, and more.

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National Healthcare Safety Network

A listing of National Healthcare Safety Network courses and resource links are provided.

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Risk Analysis for Assessing Optimal C. difficile Management

Checklist and rating scale to help determine areas that may be increasing the risk of C.diff infections at your facility/practice

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Study on Infection Prevention Policy Compliance

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Columbia University collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to undertake a nationwide survey of 1,534 ICUs at 975 hospitals. The results showed uneven compliance with infection prevention policies.

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Surgical Site Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer resources for providers and patient to prevent surgical site infections.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) - Five Moments for Hand Hygiene Campaign

The newly developed Five Moments for Hand Hygiene has emerged from the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Advanced Draft) to add value to any hand hygiene improvement strategy

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Tips for Reducing Surgical Site Infections

Eleven tips for reducing surgical site infections are presented in this article.

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Urinary Catheter Placement in the ER

This is a toolkit on appropriate urinary catheter placment in the ER, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Reearch and Quality (AHRQ).

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