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Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections: thinking outside the checklist.
Perencevich EN, Pittet D. JAMA. 2009;301:1285-1287.
Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections.
O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, et al; Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Am J Infect Control. 2011;52:e162-e193.
Shared MDIs: can cross-contamination be avoided?
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 9, 2009;14:1-3.
Health Care–Acquired Urinary Tract Infection: The Problem and Solutions
Nicolle LE. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. November 2008.
Microbiological evaluation of two hand hygiene procedures achieved by healthcare workers during routine patient care: a randomized study.
Kac G, Podglajen I, Gueneret M, Vaupré S, Bissery A, Meyer G. J Hosp Infect. 2005;60:32-39.
The ability of intensive care units to maintain zero central line–associated bloodstream infections.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:856-858.
Griffin FA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:726-731.
Global Patient Safety Challenge NewsAlert.
World Health Organization.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit.
Crit Care Med. 2010;38:S265-S404.
Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety.
Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1401-1406.
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.
Yokoe DS, Mermel LA, Anderson DJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:901-994.
Surviving sepsis campaign: international guidelines for management of severe sepsis and septic shock: 2012.
Dellinger RP, Levy MM, Rhodes A, et al; Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines Committee including the Pediatric Subgroup. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:580-637.
Making health care safer: stopping
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
A multidisciplinary approach to reduce central line–associated bloodstream infections.
McMullan C, Propper G, Schuhmacher C, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:61-69.
The design of the SAFE or SORRY? study: a cluster randomised trial on the development and testing of an evidence based inpatient safety program for the prevention of adverse events.
van Gaal BG, Schoonhoven L, Hulscher ME, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009;9:58.
Health Care–Associated Infections (HAI).
US Department of Health and Human Services.
Environmental Safety in the OR.
Linkin DR, Lautenbach E. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. February 2004.
Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care.
Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2011.
Toolkit for Reduction of
Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship.
Boston University School of Public Health. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 120082EF.
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