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Legislation/Regulation > Organizational Policy/Guidelines
ASA Committee on Equipment and Facilities. Park Ridge, IL: American Society of Anesthesiologists; 2008.
These guidelines explain how to examine equipment prior to administering anesthesia; the protocol includes checklists that can be used for specific equipment systems.
Journal Article > Review
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.
Health care–associated infections (HAIs) represent a significant source of preventable harm to patients. Targeted interventions have been shown to be effective in decreasing HAIs and events once deemed unavoidable, such as central line–associated bloodstream infections, are now considered preventable. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, investigators sought to determine the proportion of HAIs prevented by infection control efforts across countries of different income levels. From the 144 studies ultimately included in the analysis, they found that implementation of evidence-based interventions was associated with an overall reduction in HAIs and that there was no relationship to the financial status of the country in which the study was conducted. A past PSNet perspective discussed infection prevention and patient safety.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 8, 2010.
This newspaper article describes how lessons from the Keystone ICU Project have reduced central line infections in Oregon hospitals.
Cases & Commentaries
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Angela C. Joseph, RN, MSN, CURN; November 2006
Following elective surgery, a man with benign prostatic hypertrophy began having trouble with urination. Delay in addressing this issue caused discomfort and the need for catheterization and antibiotics.
Health Care Inspection. Washington, DC: VA Office of Inspector General; April 10, 2006. Report No. 06-01642-126.
This report shares the results of an inspection into two mistakes at a Veterans Affairs (VA) health facility involving appropriate sterilization of implantable medical devices.