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National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Data

August 4, 2015

The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2015Q1.

CDC Modeling Shows Safe Health Care Means Coordination

August 4, 2015

CDC released its latest Vital Signs report, which includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. The report includes recommendations that would impact how health care facilities and public health departments work together through a “coordinated approach” and shows …

Consumer Reports looks at how well hospitals prevent common infections

July 29, 2015

An estimated one in 25 patients develops at least one infection while in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But that number is a nationwide average. A new analysis from Consumer Reports found that the rate of infections due to dangerous—and even deadly—bacteria is much higher at some hospitals …

MLN Connects National Provider Call, 6/16/2015

July 23, 2015

CMS subject matter experts provided updates for the National Partnership and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). The Cedars, Maine discussed steps taken to achieve antipsychotic medication reduction in their facility; and Indiana University presented resources for evidence-based dementia care training. Click here for recording, transcript, and resources.

MLN Connects Call Schedule

July 23, 2015

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach join forces to deliver informative calls that are beneficial for a variety of audiences. Tuesday, September 3rd 1:30-3:00pm ETTuesday, December 1st 1:30-3:00pm ET

White House Conference on Aging, 7/13/2015

July 21, 2015

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Point Is Protection: Safety First for Oncology Health Care

July 16, 2015

Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Michele E. Gaguski, MSN RN AOCN CHPN APN-C, discusses the pivotal role safe injection practices play in protecting patients and health care professionals. Michele is the clinical director for AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute – Fox Chase Cancer Center in New Jersey. Join the conversation on CDC’s Safe Healthcare blog: …

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).

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