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Yarbrough C, Rypkema S. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. January-February 2008;5:32-35.
This article describes how one Veterans Affairs hospital employed teamwork, checklists, and technology and successfully reduced hospital-acquired infections.
Pronovost PJ. On Call. IHI Open School for Health Professionals. November 3, 2008.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pronovost PJ. JAMA. 2010;304:204-205.
This commentary discusses efforts to reduce central line blood stream infections and questions why proven improvement mechanisms have not been adopted.
Journal Article > Study
Son C, Chuck T, Childers T, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2011;39:716-724.
Hand Hygiene Project: Best Practices from Hospitals Participating in the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Project.
Health Research and Educational Trust. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association; 2010.
This report describes how teams participating in The Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare hand hygiene initiative utilized techniques to examine hand hygiene processes and identified the most common reasons why clinicians don't wash their hands.
This Web site summarizes patient safety improvement efforts in Tennessee and provides access to an annual report of their efforts and a calendar of training opportunities.