CLABSI Rates Down 32%, Says CDC
In a press release announcing the report's release, Thomas R. Frieden, MD, CDC director called for a "a comprehensive approach for tackling infections in the nation's healthcare facilities, as patients can seek care from a variety of locations and move between healthcare facilities."
Coincidently, HHS posted on line on Thursday for public comment an updated National Action Plan. The request for public comments will be published next week in the Federal Register.
In August 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a total of $9 million across all 50 states to boost HAI prevention efforts. The awards ranged from $23,239 for Wyoming to $782,173 for Michigan.
The funds are to help states coordinate their HAI activities, implement multi-facility and multi-disciplinary prevention efforts, improve monitoring of antimicrobial use and enhance HAI reporting.
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Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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