Safe Healthcare Blog: Opportunity to learn more about infection control

Safe Healthcare Blog: Opportunity to learn more about infection control

APIC 2016 June 11-13 Charlette NCToday on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Deb Johnson, RN, shares details about the 43rd APIC Annual Conference, June 11-13 in Charlotte, NC.

Infection preventionist with Stanford Healthcare and chair of the APIC conference, Deb highlights the event’s educational and networking benefits including the chance to hear from innovative thought leaders, share evidence-based advances, and learn strategies that can be brought back and used immediately to improve infection prevention programs and make healthcare safer.

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Safe Healthcare Blog: What you should know about hand hygiene

Safe Healthcare Blog: What You Should Know about Hand Hygiene

Clean Hands CountClean hands can protect patients and healthcare providers from dangerous and deadly infections, but studies show that healthcare providers do not practice hand hygiene every time they should. CDC’s new Clean Hands Count campaign answers common questions CDC receives related to hand hygiene, from technique to caring for patients with C. difficile.

Clean Hands Count Campaign materials are now available for order. Visit CDC-INFO on Demand (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/CDCInfoOnDemand.aspx?ProgramID=31) to order free printed copies.

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Safe Healthcare Blog: What You Should Know About Hand Hygiene (http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/?p=5374).
Clean Hands count Campaign: http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/campaign/index.html

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CDC News: Immunization MMWRs Update

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CDC: Code Sets: CVX and Tradename code addition

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A new CVX has been created for a non-US vaccine, Hepatitis A-live attenuated. This vaccine is not acceptable towards the Hep A series. It is only included to permit recording of a vaccine administered outside the US.

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Registration open for Pink Book Webinars – CDC

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CDC: HL7 Mapping Product Names to CVX and MVX update

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The product name table has been updated to indicate that PaxVax is the current manufacturer of Vivotif vaccine.

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CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: When it comes to clean hands, what’s really important?

Clean hands count campaignToday on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Angela Vassallo, APIC Communications Committee member, talks about the factors that are really important when it comes to hand hygiene in patient care – technique, consistency, and adherence. Vassallo shares a fun exercise called The Finger Paint Method to help healthcare providers assess and make improvements in their own hand hygiene practice.

Thursday, May 5th, was World Hand Hygiene Day. CDC launched a new “Clean Hands Count” campaign urging healthcare professionals, patients, and patients’ loved ones to prevent healthcare-associated infections by keeping their hands clean.

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