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CDC posts HAI progress report

Editor's Note The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 4 posted the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reported by US hospitals in 2021. The report showed that rates for four of six tracked infections had increased: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) increased 7%, with the largest increase…

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By: Judy Mathias
November 14, 2022
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Session: Infection Prevention Surveillance and Data Collection in the ASC

Editor's Note Only 26 states require the reporting of surgical site infections (SSIs) to either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) or the state, Lisa Berus, MSN, MEd, RN, CAIP, CNAMB, CASSPT, senior director at SCA Health, explained in this two-part breakout session.…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
October 19, 2022
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Nearly half of US adults surveyed said they mislead others about their COVID-19 status

Editor's Note This national survey study led by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, and Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut, finds that nearly half of US adults surveyed reported misrepresentation of and nonadherence to COVID-19 public health measures. Among the survey findings: Of 1,733…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 12, 2022
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APIC urges infection preventionists to continue masking

Editor's Note In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) relaxation of recommendations for universal healthcare personnel masking, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) on October 3 strongly urged its 15,000 members to continue masking in patient care areas. Requiring masks for anyone…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 11, 2022
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HHS expands provider list authorized to administer monkeypox treatment

Editor's Note The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on October 3 amended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act declaration for smallpox medical countermeasures to expand the categories of providers authorized to administer vaccines and therapeutics against smallpox, monkeypox, and other orthopoxviruses during the declared emergency, Healthcare…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
October 6, 2022
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CDC ends COVID-19 travel advisories by nation

Editor's Note The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discontinue COVID-19 travel warnings for foreign countries, the October 3 New York Times reports. The CDC instead will issue travel health notices when there are COVID-19 variants of concern or other related factors that would affect travel for certain…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2022
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CMS quality reporting update for ASCs

A lot has happened with ASC quality measure reporting in the last 2 years, especially this year, says Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, director, education and clinical affairs, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). Throneberry spoke at the ASCA annual conference in April. In the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, BS, RN
September 27, 2022
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CDC eases mask recommendations in nursing homes and hospitals

Editor's Note The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its mask recommendations for nursing homes and hospitals not experiencing high levels of COVID-19 transmission, US News & World Report September 26 reports. The CDC made these changes to the updated guidelines published on Friday, September 23. Unlike…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 26, 2022
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CDC: US sees rise in mental health treatment

Editor's Note New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more adults in the US are seeking treatment for mental health issues. Among the findings: The percentage of adults of all ages receiving mental health treatment increased from 19.2% in 2019 to 21.6% in 2021,…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 21, 2022
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CDC says 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

Editor's Note According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 85% of pregnancy-related deaths in 36 states between 2017 and 2019 were preventable based on data from interdisciplinary committees that review deaths during and up to one year after pregnancy, American Hospital Association September 19 reports.…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 20, 2022
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