Tickborne diseases more than doubled from 2004 to 2016, and Lyme disease, the most common tickborne illness, is spreading at alarming rates. James Bohan, MD, FACEP, associate program director of the emergency department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, discusses this public health threat and analyzes current prevention measures and treatments.
Nurse turnover is a sometimes daunting challenge for healthcare leaders. Creating an environment that will entice nurses to stay in the field is important for the health of your organization and your patients.
Candida auris is a deadly fungus that can spread easily in healthcare settings. Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses C. auris and offers advice to healthcare professionals seeking to prevent outbreaks in their facilities.
Unfortunately, drug diversion is happening behind the scenes in healthcare settings. Kimberly New, executive director of the International Health Facility Diversion Association, provides practical advice for reducing drug diversion and protecting patients.
Avoiding deadly outbreaks of a pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease is a top concern in healthcare facilities. Janet Stout, PhD, shares advice on how to minimize the risks from Legionella, a bacteria that causes the disease and lurks in the water supply in many large facilities.