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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

Berríos-Torres, Sandra I.; Umscheid, Craig A.; JAMA Surg. Published online May 3, 2017 Abstract “Importance  The human and financial costs of treating surgical site infections (SSIs) are increasing. The number of surgical procedures performed in the United States continues to rise, and surgical patients are initially seen with increasingly complex comorbidities. It is estimated that approximately…

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Featured Infection Preventionists

Choose from one of our outstanding acute care experienced Infection Preventionists!

Choose from one of our outstanding acute care experienced Infection Preventionists for your short or long-term interim assignment. These highly experienced professionals can perform: Accreditation / Survey Readiness Coverage during a hiring period at the sole practitioner, team member or leadership levels Infection Prevention support services / custom projects Responses to statement of deficiencies to…

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The long and winding road to patient data interoperability

Rachel Z. Arndt of Modern Healthcare: “Most of the time when Dr. James Tcheng gets a new patient from outside of Duke Health, he starts with a bundle of paper. After his secretary receives a patient’s records—either directly from another doctor’s office or after a request is faxed—and opens them, Tcheng goes through the information,…

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Human Stem Cells Can Be Used For 3-D Printing of Tissue Structures Interview with: Sang Jin Lee, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine Wake Forest University “ What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea in 2003 and took…

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Candida auris Questions and Answers

Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. This yeast often does not respond to commonly used…

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What’s Behind 2.5 Million New Health Jobs?

Ani Turner, Charles Roehrig, and Katherine Hempstead of HealthAffairs Blog: “As of January 2017, there are 2.5 million more health jobs than at the start of the recession, an increase of 19 percent over a 9-year period during which the U.S. population grew by only 7 percent. While health jobs make up about 11 percent of…

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CDC disease detectives still unable to pin down source of mysterious, polio-like illness

Brian Zimmerman of Becker’s Healthcare: “Epidemic Intelligence Service officers with the CDC still cannot pinpoint the cause of a paralysis inducing illness, which led to a cluster of hospitalizations among children in Washington state in 2016. Acute flaccid myelitis is a condition that affects the spinal cord, inciting limb weakness and paralysis. It has previously…

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Infection Prevention

New weapons in Infection Control and Prevention

Meg Bryant of Healthcare Dive: “Newer technologies, such as ultraviolet light and real-time locating systems, are putting new teeth in the war on HAIs and helping hospitals and helping increase room turnover time. UV light adds a level of disinfection above routine cleaning and sterilization and is often used in rooms following discharge of patients…

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Exciting IP Opportunities – Nationwide

  Washington State Infection Prevention Officer RN, MT(ASCP), or MPH Stunning mountain views and extraordinary quality of life welcome you to this jewel of the Northwest! This location couldn’t be more ideal, providing excellent schools, a competitive cost of living, a lively arts and culture scene, and an abundance of outdoor adventures and activities! Learn…

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