The White House recently released a national action plan that calls for “aggressive action” to move the nation towards major reductions in the incidence of urgent and serious drug-resistant threats including carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium difficile. Here are key goals and strategies in the pla.:
A lawsuit by Nina Pham, RN, against Texas Health Resources includes some explosive allegations regarding her occupational Ebola infection after caring for an infected patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in early October 2014.
In the wake of Ebola, other emerging infectious diseases, common HAIs, and an ever-expanding array of reporting requirements and regulations, infection preventionists and their infectious disease colleagues are too often short-staffed and stretched to the breaking point.
A bioethics panel report on the response to the Ebola outbreak gave a ringing endorsement to infection preventionists, saying in times of a public health crisis U.S. policy should provide “this group the support to act to the fullest extent of their licensure and abilities.”