Helping Cancer Patients Prevent Infections this Winter

Author:   Alice Guh, M.D., M.P.H. Medical Officer, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion When you are battling cancer, the last thing you want to get is an infection.  This is one of the reasons why I am involved in Preventing Infections …

Protect Cancer Patients from Infections

Author: Alice Guh, CDC medical officer and co-lead of Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients initiative As clinicians, we know that the nearly one million patients who receive outpatient cancer treatment each year are at risk for serious infections t…

Ambulatory Care Nurses: Take A Stand Against Infections

Author – Linda Brixey, RN President of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) I am excited the CDC is continuing to develop additional tools and resources for infection control. As the president of the American Academy of Ambulatory …

Infection Prevention and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Author – Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Chairman, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Reports of infections subsequent to gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy intermittently gain national media coverage….