The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is requesting kidney disease patients and their families to provide input on potential future treatments and innovations. KHI, a partner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), facilitates the kidney community’s collaboration to enhance patient safety and foster innovation of drugs, devices, biologics, and food products.
On June 11, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory to provide updated guidance to state health departments and health care providers in the evaluation of patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection, which have been revised in light of the current situation in the Republic of Korea.
On June 2, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory to alert public health departments and health care providers of the potential for human infection with highly-pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses, which have been identified in birds in the United States since December 2014.
A new patient safety channel on AHRQ YouTube features videos of evidence-based training programs used by U.S. hospitals to improve care quality through effective communications and teamwork. The new channel includes nearly 50 videos that describe key elements of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program Toolkit (CUSP), a patient safety protocol used successfully by hospital intensive care units to reduce potentially deadly health care-acquired infections.