Hospitals may have avoided financial penalties by billing hospital-associated conditions (HAC) as present at the time of the patient’s admission, supporting prior work that showed that a Medicare policy designed to monetarily penalize hos
Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile.
By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Editor's note: This is the second article in a series exploring imperatives relating to the research, behavioral and implementation sciences of infection prevention.
Earlier this week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation that will require the elimination of surgical smoke by use of smoke evacuation systems in Rhode Island operating rooms.
Approximately 90 to 100 surgical fires occur each year in the United States according to independent research organization ECRI Institute.
In just a few short months, hospitals across the country will start their annual push to make sure their workers get vaccinated against influenza, to protect themselves and others.
The rates of infection following colonoscopies and upper-GI endoscopies performed at U.S.
A new British Journal of Surgery article examines the past decade since the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Study Group at the World Health Organization introduced a surgical safety checklist.