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WHO announces official name for coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced the official name of the coronavirus: COVID-19. Amongst this development, recent news has begun to suggest that...

Educational interventions to increase Tdap vaccination rates among pregnant women

The highly contagious respiratory infection pertussis remains a public health problem for the United States.1 Infants have the highest morbidity and mortality rates from...

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...