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Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers as the new standard of care: a matter of patient safety and nonmaleficent practice.
Cortes-Penfield N. Am J Public Health. 2014;104:2060-2065.
This commentary describes the ethical responsibility of frontline practitioners to receive influenza vaccination to prevent hospital-acquired infections. The author reviews evidence supporting vaccination as a preventive strategy, addresses barriers to mandatory vaccination, and recommends that organizations notify patients if they are interacting with a non-vaccinated worker.
Health-Care-Associated Infections in Hospitals: Leadership Needed from HHS to Prioritize Prevention Practices and Improve Data on these Infections.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; March 31, 2008. Publication GAO-08-283.
This report examines US government standards, procedures, and data collection methods related to health-care-associated infections (HAI) and recommends increased integration across program databases.
World Health Organization.
This publication shares news related to the World Health Organization's Global Patient Safety Challenge.
Cases & Commentaries
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Darren R. Linkin, MD; Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE; February 2004
Infection Control notices an uptick in post-operative wound infections for patients from one OR team. Environmental rounds reveal "sloppy" practices.