Infection Prevention

Animated Video – PPE in an Outpatient Setting

Video animation:  Demonstration of Doffing (Removing) Personal Protective Equipment in an Outpatient Setting This material was produced under grant number SH-000028SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, […]

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Animated Video Educates Patients on Pneumococcal Vaccine

This newly released two-minute animated video by IPRO Pro QIN-QIO (a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) educates people about the importance of receiving the pneumococcal vaccine. Download it and share with patients, community members, family members and visitors to your facility.

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Chlorhexidine Bathing Routine Reduces Infections in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes using a chlorhexidine bathing routine to clean the skin and nose with over-the-counter antiseptic solutions prevents serious infections and reduces the amount of antibiotic resistant organisms in the nursing home, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to an AHRQ-funded study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Each year, 3 million healthcare-associated infections in U.S. nursing

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Patient Booklets on Recovering From Surgery Now Available in Both English and Spanish

Seven booklets developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help patients recover from surgery are now available in both English and Spanish. These booklets were created by content experts for the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery. They help adult patients prepare for and recover from surgery both in the

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Candida auris Colonization

Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause serious infections. C. auris can spread from one patient to another in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients can carry C. auris somewhere on their body, even if it is not making them sick. This is called colonization. When people in hospitals and nursing

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Candida auris Testing

Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause serious infections. C. auris can spread from one patient to another in hospitals and nursing homes. Patients can carry C. auris somewhere on their body, even if it is not making them sick. This is called colonization. When people in hospitals and nursing

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