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World Health Organization
This global initiative raises awareness about hand hygiene as a strategy to reduce health care–associated infections. The initiative includes an annual promotional campaign that takes place on May 5.
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.
Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care.
Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2011.
Shared MDIs: can cross-contamination be avoided?
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 9, 2009;14:1-3.
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;28:741-749.
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.
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.
Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care: A Practical Playbook.
National Quality Partners. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2016.
Inappropriate use of pharmacy bulk packages of IV contrast media increases risk of infections.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 20, 2012;17:1,3-4.
Making health care safer: stopping C. difficile infections.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
ISMP medication error report analysis.
Cohen MC. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:374-378.
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.
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.
Failure to cap IV tubing and disinfect IV ports place patients at risk for infections.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 26, 2007;12:1-2.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
1275 K St, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.
Managing the risks of direct oral anticoagulants.
Sentinel Event Alert. July 30, 2019;(61):1-5.
ACR guidance document on MR safe practices: updates and critical information 2019.
ACR Committee on MR Safety; Greenberg TD, Hoff MN, Gilk TB, et al. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Jul 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Deprescribing Guidelines: Special Section on Symposium Results.
Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:780-810.
Opioid medication discontinuation and risk of adverse opioid-related health care events.
Mark TL, Parish W. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019;103:58–63.
Limits on opioid prescribing leave patients with chronic pain vulnerable.
Rubin R. JAMA. 2019;321:2059-2062.
What's in a name? Newborn naming conventions and wrong-patient errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 25, 2019.
No shortcuts to safer opioid prescribing.
Dowell D, Haegerich T, Chou R. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:2285-2287.
Reducing avoidable medication-related harm: what will it take?
Tetteh EK. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15:827-840.
Could CDC guidelines be driving some opioid patients to suicide?
Dickson EJ. Rolling Stone. March 9, 2019.
New mother number 14.
Sangarlangkarn A. Healthc (Amst). 2019;7:31-32.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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