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atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

September 28th, 2016|

atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week
atom Alliance proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and others around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 16-22. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact our professionals have made in the field.

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Celebrate Healthy Aging Month in September

September 8th, 2016|

September is Healthy Aging Month. This annual observance focuses national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2016|

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

Save Lives, Clean Your Hands

April 27th, 2016|

Each year on May 5, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign highlights the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and brings people together in support of hand hygiene improvement globally for World Hand Hygiene Day.

Asking the Right Medication Questions Could Save Your Life

February 22nd, 2016|

Victor Harris almost died after taking a new medicine for high blood pressure. Victor, a 52-year-old African American, was on a low dose of blood pressure medicine for two years. After a routine visit to his primary care office, the nurse practitioner he saw changed his medication to lisinopril.

How to Prevent Catheter Infections

February 10th, 2016|

On any given day, 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tens of thousands die a year due to HAIs.

How to Prevent the Spread of C. diff

February 8th, 2016|

Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a serious infection that is linked to 14,000 American deaths each year. It is difficult to treat, easy to contract and especially harmful to older adults.

Dementia, I (Don’t) Love You

January 27th, 2016|

In the early days, before my mother was diagnosed with dementia, I just thought she had trouble hearing. For example, I often had a sitter at the house to stay with her during the day while I was at work. One day the sitter told my mother that she loved her.

C.diff. Foundation Launches Patient, Family Support Program

December 14th, 2015|

On CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, a guest post by Nancy Caralla, executive director of C Diff Foundation, presents a resource for people dealing with C. difficile infections.

Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

December 2nd, 2015|

Are you looking forward to a New Year and setting our goals now in anticipation that 2016 will be the year— the year that I run a 5k; the year that I lose 20 pounds; the year I meet the goal I set last year?

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