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In case you missed it: November HICPAC Public Meeting recap


The Healthcare Infection Control Advisory Committee (HICPAC) held a public meeting Nov. 2-3, in Atlanta, Ga. Per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and as has been done throughout the HICPAC meetings, official meeting minutes will be available on the HICPAC website in the coming weeks. Until then, below is a summary of key issues from Read More >

Posted on by Mike Bell and Alex Kallen


Antibiotic Stewardship when an Allergy Label is Present Improves Our Antibiotic Care and Treatment Outcomes


Did You Know? Although 10% of the population in the United States. reports a penicillin allergy, less than 1% of the population is truly penicillin allergic. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often used as an alternative to penicillins. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in patients labeled “penicillin-allergic” is associated with higher healthcare costs, increased risk for antimicrobial resistance, Read More >

Posted on by Guest Author: Cosby Stone, Jr. MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonology, and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical CenterTags Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship), Antimicrobial-resistant infections, C. difficile, Collaborative Research, Treatment


Q&A on HICPAC’s process to update 2007 Isolation Guideline


healthcare workers wearing scrubs and masks

One way CDC protects the nation’s health is through guidelines for healthcare settings that protect patients, providers, visitors, and staff from infection. These guidelines are developed through an extensive process of scientific review and stakeholder engagement. This year, one of CDC’s advisory committees, the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), is reviewing and updating Read More >

Posted on by Mike Bell, MD, and Alex Kallen, MD, MPH


My Daughter Died from Sepsis–Public Awareness is Critical


Allison, Daniel, and Clover Harrold

When our 9-month-old daughter, Clover, got sick with a fever in 2017, sepsis did not even cross our minds. Clover was a healthy baby and in daycare since she was 8 weeks old. When in daycare, a fever becomes a normal occurrence for children. We were told babies were little “germ factories,” and that seemed Read More >

Posted on by Allison Harrold



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