Slips, trips, falls and sharps are widely recognized as potential occupational risks in the healthcare industry. However, there is another dangerous hazard that often goes unnoticed and underreported—splashes.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants, with total available funding of $160,000.
On March 30, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) convened more than 60 experts and leaders in the fields of epidemiology, infection control, gastrointestinal endoscopy and medical device design and safety to exchang
Collaborative relationships between nurses and physicians decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in critical care, according to an article in the April issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN).
The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy is a method developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use data for action to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Loyola University Health System, will receive the Implementation Science Award at the annual meeting of the Association for
Every healthcare organization need supplies and tools to achieve high quality care, but patient safety resources can be a difficult goal to plan into a hospital budget. Though we tend to think of a hospital as the place where patients find care rather than dangers, patients do face risks inherent to a caregiving facility. To ensure patient safety, hospitals often purchase these five must-have supplies, tools and resources:
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released its 2013 annual report des
According to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in centra