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Three practice bundles to reduce CLABSIs

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant problem for most hospitals, despite a decade of focused improvement efforts using evidence-based guidelines. One type of HAI,...

Ending AIDS: Safe sex is still key despite medical advances

There is much to celebrate in the battle against acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is increasing life expectancy of people with...

Ebola information from ANA

The American Nurses Association has compiled numerous resources and news updates about the current Ebola outbreak that can be accessed on their site by...

Non-polio enterovirus resources from the CDC

There's been a lot of talk recently about enterovirus-D68, and all nurses can benefit from being better informed about how to stop the spread...

Vaccine and immunization information center from CDC

This CDC resource offers the current guidelines for immunization, as well as providing extensive information about the importance of vaccination. To visit the site, click...

CDC Ebola information digital hub

Visit the CDC's digital hub for the latest updates and information about the current Ebola outbreak. To educate yourself about the guidelines currently recommended by the...

Ebola is here: Knowledge, identification, and appropriate infection control are key

Ebola… the word conjures up the thoughts of dark, steamy jungles and grim healthcare providers working feverishly in primitive conditions to battle a deadly—yet...

Healthcare immunization: Protecting coworkers and the community

Health care professionals are at high risk for exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases and infections. Safeguard yourself, your patients, and your family members. Make sure...

Reducing sepsis deaths: A systems approach to early detection and management

An interdisciplinary sepsis initiative eases the sepsis burden on patients, families, and the healthcare system.

CDC analysis of foodborne norovirus outbreaks

On June 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released “Vital Signs: Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2012.” Access the report.

MERS resources from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published information about Middle East Respiratory System (MERS) for healthcare professionals. The information includes interim...

USPSTF recommends hepatitis B screening for high-risk people

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released “Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults,” which recommends screening in...

WHO releases new hepatitis C guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.” Access the guidelines.