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  • The Global Challenge of MDROs

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    In a global economy with expansive travel networks, it is possible now for nations to quickly exchange pathogenic bacteria and viruses. These are bugs without borders, and they are becoming a public health threat that requires vigilance in surveillance, control, prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.More...

  • OR Recommended Practices

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    For the first time, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has issued its Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices featuring an evidence review for all new and updated guidelines. More...

  • IPs Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills

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    Infection preventionists are helping to determine which practices make it to the bedside, a critical component of this diffusion of evidence is called implementation science. A recent study revealed that there is general agreement among hospital-based IPs in regard to which interventions have weak or strong evidence supporting their use to prevent healthcare-associated infection.More...

  • Product Evaluation and Purchasing

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    Individuals who participate in the product evaluation and purchasing process within their healthcare organization are cogs in a very large wheel that moves the U.S. healthcare industry forward. According to market research from the Freedonia Group, the disposable medical supplies market is worth $38 billion and could escalate to as much as $46 billion by 2016. MarketResearch.com reports that the U.S. durable medical equipment market reached $26 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $31 More...

  • Five Effective Ways to Prevent Harm

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    Each day, people rely on their local hospitals to heal them. But these hospitals are also where thousands will acquire dangerous and potentially lethal infections, adverse drug events, or other harms.More...

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