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This Web site provides resources on infection prevention and control, including standards, strategies, educational tools, and setting-based information.
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].
Achieving dialysis safety: the critical role of higher-functioning teams.
Wong LP. Semin Dial. 2019;32:266-273.
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 Feb 12; [Epub ahead of print].
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 (Milwood). 2018;37:1736-1743.
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.
Hospital staffing and health care–associated infections: a systematic review of the literature.
Mitchell BG, Gardner A, Stone PW, Hall L, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:613-622.
Identification and characterization of failures in infectious agent transmission precaution practices in hospitals: a qualitative study.
Krein SL, Mayer J, Harrod M, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178:1051–1057.
The safety stand-down: a technique for improving and sustaining hand hygiene compliance among health care personnel.
Cunningham D, Brilli RJ, McClead RE Jr, Davis JT. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:107-111.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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