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Agency for Health Research and Quality

Agency for Health Research and Quality

Agency for Health Research and Quality

Our vision is that the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care will function as both a coordinating center and a national resource for people committed to delivering comprehensive, integrated healthcare.

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Use Prevalence Surveys

Antibiotic Use Prevalence Surveys

Antibiotic Use Prevalence Surveys

Antibiotic Use Prevalence Surveys

Antibiotics Awareness

Antibiotics Awareness

Antibiotics Awareness

Antibiotics Awareness

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost. Most members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, or medical technologists.

C.diff Infection Surveillance

C.diff Infection Surveillance

C.diff Infection Surveillance

C.diff Infection Surveillance

Candida Bloodstream Infection Tracking

Candida Bloodstream Infection Tracking

Candida Bloodstream Infection Tracking

Candida Bloodstream Infection Tracking

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in US Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections in the United States.

Emerging Infections Program Healthcare Associated Infections Community Interface

Emerging Infections Program Healthcare Associated Infections Community Interface

Emerging Infections Program Healthcare Associated Infections Community Interface

Emerging Infections Program Healthcare Associated Infections Community Interface

First, Protect the Patient from Harm

First, Protect the Patient from Harm

First, Protect the Patient from Harm

Today, unlike in the time of Hippocrates, evidence of harm may not become immediately obvious during healthcare interventions. For example, a lapse in attention while inserting a central line may result in a blood stream infection that becomes apparent days later. A wrong site surgery may go unnoticed until after the effects of anesthesia subside. An incorrect dosage of medication may not be recognized until an adverse drug event occurs.

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and the main cause of this problem is misuse of antibiotics. This program works to make sure antibiotics are prescribed only when they are needed and used as they should. The Get Smart program focuses on common illnesses that account for most of the antibiotic prescriptions written for children and adults in doctors’ offices and other outpatient settings.

H1N1 & Seasonal Influenza: Improving Your Vaccination Program

H1N1 & Seasonal Influenza: Improving Your Vaccination Program

H1N1 & Seasonal Influenza: Improving Your Vaccination Program

Download page for a slideshow about how to improve your vaccination program.

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare-Associated Infections Information

Healthcare-Associated Infections Information

Healthcare-Associated Infections Information

An infection whose development is favored by a hospital environment, such as one acquired by a patient during a hospital visit or one developing among hospital staff. Hospital-acquired infections are an important category of hospital-acquired conditions. HAI is sometimes expanded as healthcare-associated infection to emphasize that infections can be correlated with health care in various settings (not just hospitals), which is also true of hospital-acquired conditions generally.

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Plans

Prevention plans for other states in the US.

Infection Control Assessment and Response

Infection Control Assessment and Response

Infection Control Assessment and Response

Infection Control Assessment and Response

Information for Health Professional on Injection Safety

Information for Health Professional on Injection Safety

Information for Health Professional on Injection Safety

Information for Health Professional on Injection Safety

Injection Safety FAQs for Patients

Injection Safety FAQs for Patients

Injection Safety FAQs for Patients

Injection Safety FAQs for Patients

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Learn How to Wash Their Hands

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Learn How to Wash Their Hands

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Learn How to Wash Their Hands

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Learn How to Wash Their Hands

Multi-Site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative

Multi-Site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative

Multi-Site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative

Multi-Site Gram-negative Surveillance Initiative

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

The “My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene” approach defines the key moments when health-care workers should perform hand hygiene. This evidence-based, field-tested, user-centered approach is designed to be easy to learn, logical and applicable in a wide range of settings. This approach recommends health-care workers to clean their hands.

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination

Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, are infections that people acquire while they are receiving treatment for another condition in a health care setting. HAIs can be acquired anywhere health care is delivered, including inpatient acute care hospitals, outpatient settings such as ambulatory surgical centers and end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. HAIs may be caused by any infectious agent, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, as well as other less common types of pathogens.

National Healthcare Safety Network

National Healthcare Safety Network

National Healthcare Safety Network

National Healthcare Safety Network is a secure surveillance system widely used in tracking healthcare-associated infection. NHSN provides facilities, states, regions, and the nation with data needed to identify problem areas, measure the progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

New Mexico Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

New Mexico Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

New Mexico Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost. Most members are nurses, physicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, microbiologists, or medical technologists.

New Mexico Hospital Association

New Mexico Hospital Association

New Mexico Hospital Association

Established in 1945, the New Mexico Hospital Association has been responsive to the needs of its members in the changing health care environment for over five decades. Hospitals, health networks, ambulatory facilities, home health agencies, and a variety of affiliate groups throughout the state comprise our membership. In an effort to accurately reflect new developments in health care delivery, members voted to change the Association’s name to New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association in September 1993. In 2007, members voted to change the name back to New Mexico Hospital Association.

New Mexico One and Only Campaign

New Mexico One and Only Campaign

New Mexico One and Only Campaign

New Mexico One and Only Campaign

One Health

One Health

One Health

The goal of One Health is to encourage the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to achieve the best health for people, animals, and our environment.

Patient Safety Analysis Quick Reference Guides

Patient Safety Analysis Quick Reference Guides

Patient Safety Analysis Quick Reference Guides

Patient Safety Analysis Quick Reference Guides

Protective Healthcare Personnel

Protective Healthcare Personnel

Protective Healthcare Personnel

Protective Healthcare Personnel

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is a professional society representing physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world with expertise and passion in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America improves patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings through the critical contributions of healthcare epidemiology and improved antibiotic use. The society leads this specialty by promoting science and research, advocating for effective policies, providing high-quality education and training, and developing appropriate guidelines and guidance in practice.

State-Based HAI Prevention

State-Based HAI Prevention

State-Based HAI Prevention

Resources for state-based prevention of HAIs.

Target Assess Prevent Strategy

Target Assess Prevent Strategy

Target Assess Prevent Strategy

Target Assess Prevent Strategy

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient

You go to the hospital to get well, right? Of course, but did you know that patients can get infections in the hospital while they are being treated for something else? Here are ten things you can do to be a safe patient.