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Back to Basics in Dealing with Healthcare Outbreaks

Posted by Frances (Fran) K. Canty, MA, BSN, RN, VA-BC™ on Feb 23, 2018 6:00:00 PM

In the midst of the flu season storm, we have become hyper vigilant about alerts on new and multiple outbreaks, and often, with good reason.  The final months of 2017 showed an increase in influenza activity and as 2018 begins, the trend continues upward.[1]

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Target Goals for the Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Posted by Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC on Feb 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Target Goals for the Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Ambitious But Achievable 

In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new targets using data from calendar year 2015 as a new reference point for the national acute care hospital metrics for the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). 

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