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Technology’s Role in Helping to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Technology's Role in Helping to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections is an important topic for healthcare providers, and this article will aim to explore this...

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Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

Faculty Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan Healthcare Professionals in Farmington Hills and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of...
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Position Statement: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports an intentional and concerted effort to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates—with the...

This week is International Infection Prevention Week!

This week is International Infection Prevention Week, and American Nurse Today recognizes the importance of raising awareness of infection prevention. American Nurse Today offers several...

Sexually transmitted diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies

Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year.1 To help healthcare providers (HCPs) treat these infections and prevent new...

Updated guidelines for sepsis management

A new study from the University of Arizona Health Sciences reveal updates to sepsis management. Sepsis, a life-threatening infection that can cause the immune system...

High-level disinfection and sterilization

Nurses should have reprocessing knowledge, training, and competency. Takeaways  In 2018, more than 50% of hospitals surveyed by The Joint Commission were found to be...

Revisiting CLABSI prevention strategies: Part 2

Learn about central line care and maintenance. Takeaways:  Advocate for newer central line dressing options (such as subcutaneous securement) that avoid suturing.  The Centers for...

Revisiting CLABSI prevention strategies: Pt 1

Follow the basics to keep your patients safe. Takeaways: · Central line–associated bloodstream infection prevention requires meticulous attention to insertion, care, and maintenance of central lines. ·...

Infection prevention reality

We know what to do, but we don’t always do it.   WITH the launch of American Nurse Today’s new monthly section on infection prevention, I...
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How dirty is your cellphone?

You wash your hands…maybe you should clean your phone PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK is March 10-16, 2019. Are you aware of these facts? Preventable medical...
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Candida auris: Nurses’ response to an emerging threat

Identifying, treating, and preventing an elusive infection Takeaways: Candida auris (C. auris)is an emerging pathogen that can be difficult to identify, spreads quickly, and is...
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Ingestible capsule controlled wirelessly

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense...
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Mobile devices and healthcare-associated infections

Nursing research—a win for nurses and patients. Takeaways:  Mobile handheld devices are being used at more often in healthcare settings.  These devices have the potential...