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CDC resources for preventing infections in cancer patients

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Brought to you by the Premier Safety Institute®
May 29, 2014

Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, editor


CDC resources for preventing infections in
cancer patients

It is estimated that each year 60,000 cancer patients are hospitalized for chemotherapy-related infections. Because an infection in people with cancer is an emergency, CDC has a comprehensive infection prevention program for healthcare providers, patients and their caregivers. The program,
Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients, provides information, action steps, and tools to help reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening infections during chemotherapy.

Read one of the newest additions to the program –

an article for patients

Yahoo! Health, Chemotherapy and Infection
– What you should know.

Visit the
CDC's website for these program resources for:


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