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Search results for "Newspaper/Magazine Article"
CDC Vital Signs. August 23, 2016.
CDC Vital Signs. March 3, 2016.
Health care–associated infections (HAI) are a worldwide patient safety problem. This article and accompanying set of infographics spotlight the importance of addressing HAIs and provide updates on improvements associated with better use of catheters, appropriate patient isolation, and increased vigilance to reduce the risks of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 17, 2015.
Patient and family stories of harm are increasingly promoted as a strategy to provide insights into medical errors. This radio segment interviews a patient advocate whose daughter died due to medical errors, including failure-to-rescue and a health care–associated infection, and who speaks about that experience to educate clinicians on the importance of patient safety and listening to patients' families.
Cohen E. CNN. October 15, 2012.
This news piece reports on a patient who may have been misdiagnosed with a stroke after receiving a contaminated steroid injection.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
This newsletter article and accompanying set of infographics describes strategies to help patients and health care providers prevent health care–associated infections.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Consumer Reports Health. September 2009.
Drawing from surveys of nurses and patients, this article offers tips on how to improve safety during a hospital stay.
Herper M, Lindner M. Forbes. August 25, 2008.
This article discusses common medical complications and care failures, and provides an annotated picture gallery of several hospital complications and how they can be prevented.
Szabo L. USA Today. February 5, 2007.
This article suggests ways for patients to play a proactive and informed role in their own safe care. A video entitled "Things you should know before entering a hospital" accompanies the article.
Dubner SJ, Levitt SD. New York Times Magazine. September 24, 2006:22.
This article discusses physician noncompliance with hand hygiene recommendations and describes several low-tech interventions, including a screensaver showing germs captured in a Petri dish off a physician's "clean" hands.