Healthcare Departments

Understanding Determinants of Infection Control Practices in Surgery

July 22, 2019

Despite a large literature on surgical site infection (SSI), the determinants of prevention behaviors in surgery remain poorly studied. Understanding key social and contextual components of surgical staff behaviour may help to design and implement infection control (IC) improvement interventions in surgery.

New Report From The Leapfrog Group Examines Hospital Policies on Never-Events

June 28, 2019

The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on healthcare safety and quality, today released its 2019 Never Events Report, and found that one in four participating hospitals do not meet The Leapfrog Group's standard for handling of serious report

The Mandate to Maintain and Follow Manufacturers’ Maintenance Documents and Service Manuals

June 26, 2019

Many of the regulatory and accreditation criteria for healthcare facilities relate to decontamination, sterilization and maintenance procedures. The standards often require hospital SPD, BMET, OR, Infection Control and other technicians to follow and have easy access to manufacturers’ directives regarding preparing and caring for their devices, equipment and systems.

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