North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health Prevention Program has issued it’s latest healthcare-associated infection (HAI) quarterly report. The prevention program issues year-to-date statistical updates on a quarterly basis.  This newest report contains hospital-specific data from North Carolina short-term acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.  The data contained in the report […]

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The Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington, find North Carolina) has joined a group of hospitals participating in an infection reduction study using no-touch environmental UV disinfection technology according to a press release. Tru-D SmartUVC has been selected for the study because of its automated dose-delivery system. The two year study is sponsored by the CDC. […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) don’t stop […]

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 The North Carolina Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC-NC) is holding a fall educational conference, “The Many Faces of Infection Control,” on September 19-21, 2011. PURPOSE To provide strategies that will assist the Infection Preventionist to achieve and maintain success in today’s changing healthcare environment. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 1. To […]

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North Carolina House Bill 809, legislation requiring the mandatory public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), has been passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill was ratified by the General Assembly on June 17, 2011, and was presented to the governor on June 20, 2011. The bill awaits the Governor’s approval. If the legislation […]

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A new North Carolina law aims to improve care provided in adult care homes by increasing staff infection control training requirements and providing for annual inspections for safe infection control standards compliance. The impetus for House Bill 474 was the occurrence of the deaths of six individuals at a Wayne County assisted living home who […]

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The North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, cialis along with state partners, is offering “a statewide conference to assist North Carolina healthcare facilities in understanding the importance and evidence-based practices for preventing CLABSIs.” The “NC Prevent CLABSI: Targeting Zero Conference” will be held on August 9, 2011. Recommended attendees are all North […]

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The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health, discount Office of Continuing Education and the North Carolina Division of Public Health are presenting a Communicable Disease Conference titled “Quality Improvement through Best Practice” on July 23, generic 2010. Conference participants will learn about “best practices for communicable disease programs in local public health […]

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