Government Penalties Aren’t Preventing HAIs

In 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the HAC Reduction Program in which payments to hospitals would be directly affected if their hospital-acquired conditions, including infections (HACs & HAIs), scores did not meet set standards and goals.

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...
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New CDC guideline for the prevention of surgical site infections

A new format and structure allows for timely updates and distribution. Takeaways The 2017 updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surgical Site Infection Guidelines...

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...

American Nurses Association and CDC Announce Partnership to Improve Infection Prevention Education for Nurses

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently partnered to create the Nursing Infection Control Education (NICE)...

Partnerships bring infection prevention practices to nurses

Spurred by the 2014 Ebola crisis and such emerging threats as Zika virus and antibiotic resistance, ANA is partnering with leading public health organizations to give registered nurses...