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Kidney Disease Patients Invited to Participate in Workshop on Patient Preferences

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

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.

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CDC Issues Health Advisory Regarding MERS-CoV Infection

Posted on Jun 12, 2015

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.

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CDC Issues Health Advisory Regarding Avian Influenza A H5 Viruses

Posted on Jun 02, 2015

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.

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Volunteer Opportunities ~ National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice

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New AHRQ YouTube Channel Features Patient Safety Videos

Posted on May 13, 2015

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.

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