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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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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...
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NICE Network: Nurses leading change in infection prevention

The power of RNs to effect change By Sametria McCammon, MSPH, and Sharon Morgan, MSN, RN, NP-C For 2 years, the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE)...

Preventing surgical site infection

Stopping infection requires effective discharge teaching. Takeaways: Executing a successful discharge is the ultimate goal for all involved in the perioperative process. An interprofessional...

Empowering nurses with infection control resources

As the frontline defense in many healthcare facilities, nurses and their knowledge of infection control principles and confidence in infection control protocols are essential to...

Operationalizing the ANA CAUTI prevention tool in acute-care settings

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The American Nurses Association (ANA) led an initiative in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for...