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FPIC Headline News
9/26/14 CMS Life Safety Code Waiver Issued HERE
8/29/14 CMS New Standard on Immediate Use Sterilization HERE
11/24/14 AHRQ Evidence Based Antibiotic Treatment for Healthcare Acquired Pneumonia  HERE
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7/29/15  NHSN Report to Satisfy Hospital Quality Reporting Program Requirements HERE
Regulatory History
INFECTION PREVENTION HEADLINE NEWS AROUND THE U.S. 

11/9/16 Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia continues. Case count at 149.  HERE

11/3/16 WHO First International Surgical Site Infection Prevention Guidelines  HERE

5/20/16  FDA criminal case news: contaminated syringes sold under name of B Braun  HERE

5/19/16 CDC expanding germ identification; "MicroNet has the potential to revolutionize Public Health"

5/12/16  FDA Safety Announcement about Fluoroquinolones use and serious side effects  HERE

4/14/16  SHEA NEW Antimicrobial Stewardship Practical Advice  HERE


EBOLA References have been moved to IP Resources.

Thanks to all our members for sharing EBOLA news.
ZIKA VIRUS HEADLINES
The first known disease to cause congenital defects transmitted by the mosquito.

Zika Prevention funding for 2017 HERE
Update for Obstetricians​ from FL Dept of Health 8/23/2016 HERE
Update for Other Clinicians from FL Dept of Health 8/23/2016 HERE
CDC MMWR Weekly Updates on Zika.  HERE
​Florida and New York lead the nation in number of cases. Current reported HERE