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Tom Talbot Archives

Vanderbilt receives national designation for excellence in infection prevention

Dec. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is the first health system in the nation to receive the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Program of Distinction designation, an acknowledgement of excellence for infection prevention and control programs that meet stringent standards established by the association.

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Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms

Oct. 19, 2017—Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.

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A bundle, a dashboard and lasting pneumonia reduction

Oct. 20, 2015—A “bundle” of electronically implemented care guidelines reduced intensive care unit patient complications related to mechanical ventilation.

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Ebola not likely, but VUMC is prepared

Oct. 7, 2014—Armed with a validated and orchestrated plan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is prepared to safely and effectively treat patients with the bloodborne disease Ebola, should the need arise.

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Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola

Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.

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Hand hygiene efforts helping to cut infection rates

Feb. 21, 2013—Dramatic reductions in infection rates throughout Vanderbilt’s inpatient care units are strongly associated with gains in hand hygiene compliance, according to Chief Hospital Epidemiol-ogist Tom Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Preventive Medicine.

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Vaccination still key defense as flu season continues

Feb. 14, 2013—As is the case throughout the country, this year’s flu season in Middle Tennessee is hitting elderly people particularly hard.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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