Posts Tagged ‘Infections’

Foundation to host “High-Level Disinfection” event on Aug. 12

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in association with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host the educational event “High-Level Disinfection: What Surveyors are Looking for” on August 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dodjie Guioa, a CMS program lead, and Lane Vause, CLIA […]

What I Did Not Know about Antibiotic Resistance

Recently, I attended an educational event hosted by the DFWHC Foundation involving Antibiotic Stewardship.  Dr. Ed Septimus, Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at HCA Healthcare System, gave a wonderful presentation that even I, who am not a clinician by trade, gained some valuable insight. As a regular healthcare consumer, I am aware of new […]

New Geo-Mapping Software

Responding to a recent request utilizing the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s database and the new geo-mapping software, we created a Dallas County map detailing Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) patients. MRSA is a bacterial infection highly resistant to antibiotics. The two types of MRSA are healthcare and community associated. Healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) occurs in […]

Healthcare Associated Infections and Antibiotic Stewardship Educational Event

On June 8th, the Foundation will be hosting the third annual Patient Safety Educational Event.  This year, based on the input from our Patient Safety and Quality Committee, we have identified the informational need surrounding Healthcare Associated Infections, as well as Antibiotic Stewardship programs. Currently Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) remain one of the biggest challenges […]