Year in Review: Healthcare Worker and Patient Safety

<p style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" class="MsoNormal"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">With 2010 coming to a close quickly, ICT presents the top news items and articles relating to healthcare worker and/or patient safety, ranked in order of popularity based on Web clicks by ICT readers.</span> </p> <p style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" class="MsoNormal"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">  </span> </p>

With 2010 coming to a close quickly, ICT presents the top news items and articles relating to healthcare worker and/or patient safety, ranked in order of popularity based on Web clicks by ICT readers.

1. Mandatory Flu Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: A Patient Safety Imperative

2. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act 10-Year Anniversary

3. Oversight of ASCs Necessary for Patient Safety

4. Surgical Complications Drop at Hospitals That Share Patient Safety Data

5. Patient Safety Incidents at U.S. Hospitals Show No Decline, Cost $9 Billion

6. Essential Workers May Not Show Up During a Serious Pandemic

7. FDA Raises Concerns About Positive-Displacement Needleless Connectors

8. Research Shows Small Percentage of HCWs Still Reusing Syringes

9. OSHA Infectious Disease Review Supported by Healthcare Leaders

10. Set of Specific Interventions Rapidly Improves Hospital Safety Culture

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