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- CDC releases new Ebola guidelines for ED workers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released new guidelines for emergency department workers to evaluate and manage patients who show with symptoms of Ebola.
- Joint Commission makes new patient safety chapter available for download
The Joint Commission is allowing the public to download its new Patient Safety Systems chapter, which is effective January 1, 2015.
- CDC vows to change Ebola hospital procedures
In the wake of a Dallas nurse testing positive for Ebola, the director of the CDC says new procedures may be needed to prevent infection.
- Study: C. diff infection rate levels off
A new study found that the rate of C. difficile infections in hospitals nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010, but dropped off slightly from 2008 to 2010.
- Unintended retention of objects after surgery tops most-reported sentinel events
The Joint Commission reviewed 394 sentinel events during the first half of 2014, according to statistics released by the accreditor.
- President signs executive order to fight antibiotic resistance
President Barack Obama last week announced a national strategy to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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