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The CDC estimates that, in America, there are approximately 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections and 100,000 deaths. It is estimated that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) result in nearly $20 billion in excess healthcare costs each year. This is why HAIs are a top priority for the US Department of Health and Human Services.
During this program, our expert will outline recent CMS infection control memos, such as those on safe injection practices, Ebola, and insulin pen memos. Hospitals should construct safe injection practices based on the CDC's 10 safe injection practices and train every employee on the procedure. Later in this session, we'll explore CMS' other memos related to infection control breeches, humidity, CRE, and ERCPs.
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|- ISMP IV push||- CMS infection control breaches memo||- CRE and cleaning of scopes|
|- CMS Ebola memos||- CMS safe injection practices memo||- CDC HAI and deaths|
|- PI projects and NHSN||- Tag numbers A-0747 - 750 & 756||- Dietary surveillance areas|
|- Challenges in MDROs||- Active program for prevention and control||- Intravascular catheters|
|- Log of incidents||- HAI and community-acquired infections||- Checklist for outpatients|
|- HHS HAI video||- New required policies in infection control||- Compliance with OSHA|
|- Isolation guidelines||- Bioterrorism and emergency preparedness||- Ambulatory and ED areas|
|- CDC’s HICPAC||- APIC, CDC, OSHA, AORN, SHEA||And so much more!|
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