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AHRQ has funding available for large research projects in two areas: preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and efforts for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria (CARB).
The application deadline for both of these funding opportunities is June 5, 2018.
The HAI research projects should advance the knowledge of HAI detection, prevention and reduction of HAIs.
CARB research project proposals should address ways to promote appropriate antibiotic use, reduce the transmission of resistant bacteria or prevent HAIs in the first place.
These funding opportunities are open to researchers who focus on health care settings including long-term care, ambulatory care, acute care hospitals and transitions between care settings.
Meanwhile, companion funding opportunities are also available for demonstration and dissemination projects for both HAI and CARB.
Specialized Infection Prevention and Control Training for Nursing Home Staff in the Long-Term Care Setting
Memo # 18-15-NH
Posting Date 2018-03-16
Fiscal Year 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on the development of a free on-line training course in infection prevention and control for nursing home staff in the long-term care setting
This paper is an important update to a 2012 paper that affirmed the key roles of infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare epidemiologists (HEs) in promoting effective use of antimicrobials in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. The new paper highlights the synergy of IPC and AS programs, including the importance of a well-functioning IPC program as a central component to a successful AS strategy.
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