National guidelines assume that all patients who're diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research has found that many more patients are being treated and r
On behalf of healthcare workers nationwide, the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has released a Position Statemen
Aiming to relaunch the nation’s patient safety agenda with renewed energy and focus, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today hosts representatives from 24 organizations to begin work on a national strategy for reducing harm i
Surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal operations were reduced by 61 percent in less than two years in Hawaiian hospitals participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for
NIOSH and FDA Collaboration Streamlines Regulatory Oversight for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators
Previously, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95) used in healthcare needed approval from both the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).* On May 17, 2018, FDA publish
Jeff Brady, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at AHRQ and James Cleeman, MD, director of the Division of Healthcare-Associated Infections at the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, s
For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival.
By Kelly M. Pyrek
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles exploring imperatives relating to the research, behavioral and implementation sciences of infection prevention.
A new study from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), with collaborators from Johns Hopkins University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, found that infections caused by one of the most common