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American Airlines boosts travelers’ peace of mind with VUMC expertise

Jun. 26, 2020—American Airlines has created a new Travel Health Advisory Panel that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts to advise on health and cleaning matters as travelers return over the summer.

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Round Wing unit lauded for infection control efforts

Aug. 31, 2017—The General Medicine unit on the third floor of the Round Wing of Medical Center North is celebrating more than four years without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

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Study reveals salt’s role in infection control

Mar. 5, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and in Germany have found that sodium — salt — accumulates in the skin and tissue in humans and mice to help control infection.

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Findings do not support chlorhexidine bathing in ICUs

Jan. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found that bathing critically ill patients with disposable chlorhexidine cloths did not decrease the incidence of health care-associated infections when compared to less expensive nonantimicrobial cloths, according to a study appearing online in JAMA this week.

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Talbot lands epidemiology award

Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine and Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the 2013 Investigator Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) at the organization’s Annual Scientific Meeting last week in San Francisco.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers healthy tailgating tips

Oct. 4, 2013—by Dianne Killebrew, MEd, R.D., LDN As tailgating time moves into full swing, there are great chances to visit with friends in the crisp fall air and enjoy the ambiance of the season. Of course, nobody wants to get sick while out having a good time, and by taking a few precautions, nobody has to....

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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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Report shows Vanderbilt achieving low rates of central line infections

Jun. 28, 2012—Intensive care units at Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are achieving exceptionally low rates of central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), according to a report released this week by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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