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Category: Dialysis

Infections in ICUs Plummeting, Too Many Remain in Hospitals and Dialysis Clinics

Author – Arjun Srinivasan, MD CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion As you know, bloodstream infections in patients with central lines can be deadly, killing as many as 1 in 4 patients who gets them. The newest edition of the CDC Vital Signs reports a major decrease in central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive Read More >

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Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Why Success was Possible

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch Transcript: Why was success possible? Success was possible because many groups partnered and worked collaboratively. On the Read More >

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Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: How we can work together to leverage our success

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch. Transcript: How we can work together to leverage our success So what can we do: “US government Read More >

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Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Where do we go from here?

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch. Transcript: Where do we go from here? “We must ensure that all patients in ICUs receive best Read More >

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Regional Projects Spur Creative Strategies for HAI Prevention Across US

Author – Rani Jeeva Team Leader for Healthcare-Associated Infections HHS Office of Healthcare Quality HAI elimination is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Steering Committee for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections was established in July 2008 with the charge to develop a comprehensive strategy to prevent Read More >

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