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Tom Talbot Archives

You missed a few: a better way to count health care-associated influenza cases

Dec. 8, 2023—The traditional definition of health care-associated influenza leads to gross undercounting, a Vanderbilt study suggests.

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Talbot named to infection prevention society’s leadership

Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's Tom Talbot, MD, MPH, was recently elected to serve in the leadership of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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Weigh risks, plan ahead prior to gathering for the holidays

Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts advise this is the season to think very wisely about planned get-togethers.

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COVID testing recommended for flu-like symptoms

Nov. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt physicians recommend COVID testing for people who think they may have the flu because the symptoms for both infections overlap.

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New MCE Lounge offers additional space for relaxation during work breaks

Aug. 24, 2020—To offer employees more room to spread out and relax during their work breaks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a new space for employees to eat and rejuvenate in a safe, socially distanced environment.

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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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Five things to know about China’s coronavirus outbreak

Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, answers questions about the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

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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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