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Tackling Injection Safety Worldwide: WHO’s Safe Injection Global Network

July 15, 2015

How thrilling to be part of a global effort to advance injection safety! It was a rewarding moment when we entered the doors of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in February to participate in meetings of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN).

Antibiotic Stewardship: Using Evidence-Based Safe Prescribing Practices

June 3, 2015

Antibiotic resistance is one of the nation’s most pressing public health threats. Yesterday CDC led several important discussions at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. This forum is a key step in implementing the White House’s new National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which was issued in March.

White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

June 2, 2015

The White House is convening the Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to improve antibiotic use (antibiotic stewardship) nationwide. The United States government departments and agencies, along with key human and animal health stakeholders, …

New Resource Posted: Updated Person-Centered Care Tracking Tool v1.14

April 27, 2015

Download the Person-Centered Care tracking tool.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Data

April 27, 2015

The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2014Q4.

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes New Website

April 2, 2015

The CMS is partnering with federal and state agencies, nursing homes, other providers, advocacy groups, and caregivers to improve comprehensive dementia care. CMS and its partners are committed to finding new ways to implement practices that enhance the quality of life for people with dementia, protect them from substandard care and promote goal-directed, person-centered care …

CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package v2.0 Now Available

March 26, 2015

The Change Package developed as part of the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative is being used by CMS and Quality Improvement Organizations and is intended to complement evidence-based tools and resources. A change package is a menu of strategies, change concepts and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose from to …

CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package v2.0 Now Available

March 26, 2015

The Change Package developed as part of the CMS National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative is being used by CMS and Quality Improvement Organizations and is intended to complement evidence-based tools and resources. A change package is a menu of strategies, change concepts and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose from to …

New protocol offers hospitals an option to detect bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes

March 12, 2015

Combatting antibiotic-resistant infections and protecting patients are national priorities. The President’s FY 2016 Budget invests in efforts to combat and prevent antibiotic resistance, and nearly doubles the amount of federal funding to more than $1.2 billion. The Administration has also issued its National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which outlines steps the U.S. government will …

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