Monday, May 30, 2016


NC/SC Podiatrists Collaborating With CDC on an Infection Prevention Project

Wrote by
 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

InStride Foot and Ankle Specialists(IFAS) is one of ten medical practices in the United States selected to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) and the Joint Commission on a research project designed to prevent and control infections in ambulatory healthcare settings. The goal of this three-year program will be to create model infection control plans to be used to prevent infections across the country. Gary Laio, DPM is the leading investigator for InStride Foot and Ankle.

Kevin McDonald

IFAS is based in Concord, North Carolina but has seventy-six podiatrists and over sixty locations spread across North and South Carolina. IFAS President Kevin McDonald, DPM stated, "We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this important initiative to decrease the incidence of infections in outpatient settings in America. The access to the latest protocols and procedures by working with the CDC fits in perfectly with our best practices program."


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