The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB), 2020-2025, presents coordinated, strategic actions that the United States Government will take in the next five years to improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans by changing the course of antibiotic resistance. This Plan is based on the U.S. Government’s 2014 National Strategy for CARB, and builds on the first National Action Plan released in 2015 by expanding evidence-based activities that have already been shown to reduce antibiotic resistance, such as optimizing the use of antibiotics in human and animal health settings.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona stabilized and then decreased after sustained implementation and enforcement of statewide and locally enhanced mitigation measures, beginning approximately 2 weeks after implementation and enforcement of mask mandates and enhanced sanitations practices began on June 17; further decreases were observed during July 13–August 7, after statewide limitations and closures of certain services and businesses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Battelle Memorial Institute for failure to comply with regulatory requirements for medical device reporting as specified in the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System.
HHS sent out this notice for comment on HHS Teletracking COVID-19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID-19 Portal). Comments on this request must be received on or before November 23, 2020.
CORHA member Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC was awarded the prestigious 2020 Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her visionary leadership and significant contributions to the field of infection prevention and control.
FDA's approval means that cefiderocol, sold under the brand name Fetroja, can be used to treat patients who have hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by gram-negative pathogens. The antibiotic was initially approved for treatment of complicated urinary tract infections.
Information added by this updated MMWR report include: health care personnel (HCP) with COVID-19 who died tended to be older, male, Asian, Black, and have an underlying medical condition when compared with HCP who did not die; and nursing and residential care facilities were the most commonly reported job setting and nursing the most common single occupation type of HCP with COVID-19 in six jurisdictions.
In the wake of COVID-19, authors of the National Academy of Medicine call for nursing homes to match patients with appropriate care models, increase training and payment for staff, and investigate better financing models.
The Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) from CMS provides the full curriculum of surveyor training and guidance on health care facility regulations.
These are considerations from the CDC for interpreting antigen test results in nursing homes.