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Crit Care Med. 2010;38:S265-S404.
Articles in this special issue describe strategies to reduce infections in the intensive care unit, including human factors design, guideline use, collaborative projects, and hand hygiene compliance.
Specimen Almost Lost
Yael K. Heher, MD, MPH
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs).
Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network. October 24, 2019, 2:00–3:00 PM (Eastern).
Reducing three infections across cardiac surgery programs: a multisite cross-unit collaboration.
Chang BH, Hsu YJ, Rosen MA, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2019 May 3; [Epub ahead of print].
Why your doctor's white coat can be a threat to your health.
Frakt A. New York Times. April 29, 2019.
What US hospitals are currently doing to prevent common device-associated infections: results from a national survey.
Saint S, Greene MT, Fowler KE, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 Apr 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Incivility and patient safety: a longitudinal study of rudeness, protocol compliance, and adverse events.
Riskin A, Bamberger P, Erez A, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45:358-367.
Achieving dialysis safety: the critical role of higher-functioning teams.
Wong LP. Semin Dial. 2019;32:266-273.
Making infection prevention and control everyone's business? Hospital staff views on patient involvement.
Sutton E, Brewster L, Tarrant C. Health Expect. 2019 Feb 17; [Epub ahead of print].
Exploring leadership within a systems approach to reduce health care–associated infections: a scoping review of one work system model.
Knobloch MJ, Thomas KV, Musuuza J, Safdar N. Am J Infect Control. 2019;47:633–637.
Hospital infection prevention: how much can we prevent and how hard should we try?
Bearman G, Doll M, Cooper K, Stevens MP. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2019;21:2.
Health Care–Associated Infections
Infection prevention in the operating room anesthesia work area.
Munoz-Price LS, Bowdle A, Johnston BL, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40:1-17.
Preventing central line–associated bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit: application of high-reliability principles.
McCraw B, Crutcher T, Polancich S, Jones P. J Healthc Qual. 2018;40:392-397.
Infection prevention in long-term care: re-evaluating the system using a human factors engineering approach.
Katz MJ, Gurses AP. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40:95-99.
Two decades since To Err Is Human: an assessment of progress and emerging priorities in patient safety.
Bates DW, Singh H. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1736-1743.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1723-1908.
Changes in prevalence of health care–associated infections in U.S. hospitals.
Magill SS, O'Leary E, Janelle SJ, et al; Emerging Infections Program Hospital Prevalence Survey Team. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:1732-1744.
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Patient Safety.
Gray D, Azam I. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2018. AHRQ Publication No. 18(19)-0033-4-EF.
The preventable proportion of healthcare-associated infections 2005–2016: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Schreiber PW, Sax H, Wolfensberger A, Clack L, Kuster SP; Swissnoso. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39:1277-1295.
Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review.
Papadopoulos I, Koulouglioti C, Ali S. Contemp Nurse. 2018;54:425-442.
Avoidable sepsis infections send thousands of seniors to gruesome deaths.
Schulte F, Lucas E, Mahr J. Kaiser Health News and Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2018.
Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program.
QualityNet. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Are teaching hospitals treated fairly in the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program?
Al Mohajer M, Joiner KA, Nix DE. Acad Med. 2018;93:1827-1832.
Hospital-acquired infections under pay-for-performance systems: an administrative perspective on management and change.
Vokes RA, Bearman G, Bazzoli GJ. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018;20:35.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hospital-acquired conditions policy for central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) shows minimal impact on hospital reimbursement.
Calderwood MS, Kawai AT, Jin R, Lee GM. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39:897-901.
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