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Teegardin C. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 28, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on the role of patients and families in preventing health care–associated infections.
For Colorado mom, story of daughter's hospital death is key to others' safety.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 17, 2015.
World Sepsis Day.
Global Sepsis Alliance.
Patient & Family Hand Hygiene Guide.
Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; March 2011.
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Specimen Almost Lost
Yael K. Heher, MD, MPH
Fighting MRSA infections in hospital care: how organizational factors matter.
Salge TO, Vera A, Antons D, Cimiotti JP. Health Serv Res. 2017;52:959-983.
Evaluation of the association between Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) measures and catheter-associated infections: results of two national collaboratives.
Meddings J, Reichert H, Greene MT, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:226-235.
Encouraging employees to speak up to prevent infections: opportunities to leverage quality improvement and care management processes.
Robbins J, McAlearney AS. Am J Infect Control. 2016;44:1224-1230.
Economic evaluation of interventions for prevention of hospital acquired infections: a systematic review.
Arefian H, Vogel M, Kwetkat A, Hartmann M. PLoS One. 2016;11:e0146381.
Fifteen years after To Err Is Human: a success story to learn from.
Pronovost PJ, Cleeman JI, Wright D, Srinivasan A. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:396-399.
Saving Lives and Saving Money: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Update.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 16-0009-EF.
Empowering patients in the hospital as a new approach to reducing the burden of health care–associated infections: the attitudes of hospital health care workers.
Seale H, Chughtai AA, Kaur R, Phillipson L, Novytska Y, Travaglia J. Am J Infect Control. 2016;44:263-268.
Contamination of health care personnel during removal of personal protective equipment.
Tomas ME, Kundrapu S, Thota P, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:1904-1910.
2013 Annual Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate and Estimates of Cost Savings and Deaths Averted From 2010 to 2013.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2015. AHRQ Publication No.16-0006-EF.
Relationship between patient safety climate and standard precaution adherence: a systematic review of the literature.
Hessels AJ, Larson EL. J Hosp Infect. 2016;92:349–362.
U.S. compounding pharmacy-related outbreaks, 2001–2013: public health and patient safety lessons learned.
Shehab N, Brown MN, Kallen AJ, Perz JF. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:164-173.
Isolation precautions for visitors.
Munoz-Price LS, Banach DB, Bearman G, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;36:747-758.
Impact of organizations on healthcare-associated infections.
Castro-Sánchez E, Holmes AH. J Hosp Infect. 2015;89:346-350.
Health care–associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007–2012.
Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K, et al. Pediatrics. 2014;134:705-712.
Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a retrospective cohort study.
Srigley JA, Furness CD, Baker GR, Gardam M. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:974-980.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit.
Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association Physician Leadership Forum; July 2014.
Preventing infection from the misuse of vials.
Sentinel Event Alert. June 16, 2014;(52):1-6.
National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report.
Avery L, Bennett R, Brinsley-Rainisch K, et al. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; October 9, 2018.
AHRQ Patient Safety Project Reduces Bloodstream Infections by 40 Percent.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 10, 2012.
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile 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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