Past Issues - Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
May/June Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient; How the VA, HCA Dramatically Reduced MRSA Infections; Zero Injuries From Patient Falls: One Hospital Demonstrates How It’s Possible; Hospital & Health System CMO, CNO & Chief Quality Officer Moves; Remedy From Ancient Textbook Could Cure MRSA, Scientists Find; Cigarette Smoke Makes MRSA More Aggressive, Study Finds; SHEA Updates Hospital Visitor Recommendations to Limit Spread of Disease; Dogs Rule, and Other Infection Control Guidance for Animal Visits to Hospitals; Study Uncovers 3 Main Risk Factors for CAUTIs; A Better Prescription for Minimizing HAIs: 8 Components of High-Performing Infection Prevention and Control Programs; Patient Engagement in HAI Reduction Strategies: 3 Takeaways; 8 Ways to Prevent Duodenoscope Infections; Just Because You are Using a Disinfectant Doesn’t Mean You are Disinfecting: The Business Case for Improving Infection Prevention; How One Product Can Help Sterile Processing Departments Achieve Efficiency; Which States Have the Most CMS 5-Star Hospitals?; 7 Procedures Where Patient Safety Events Occur Most Often; Trends in Patient Experience Scores: 5 Takeaways; 5 Ways Hospitals Can Combat the ‘Weekend Effect’; Risk of Patient Harm in Hospitals Spikes on the Weekends; 4 Common Surgical Attire Safety Issues; Hand Hygiene Compliance Lags in Hospital Reception Areas, Study Finds; Direct Observation Dramatically Boosts Hand Hygiene Compliance; Study: Following the Hand Hygiene Leader; Handwashing Among Healthcare Workers Leads to Rise in Dermatitis; Hand Hygiene Compliance Can Cause Dermatitis: 5 Tips to Avoid It; 10 Most Popular Patient Safety Tools; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
March/April Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Hand Hygiene Compliance: An Internationally Shared Mission; How to Prioritize Patient-Centeredness: Q&A With Planetree’s Dr. Susan Frampton; Hand Hygiene in 2015: Embrace the New Number; Hospital & Health System CMO, CNO & Chief Quality Officer Moves; What Causes Hand Hygiene Noncompliance? 24 Issues; Vibrating Badges Remind Clinicians to Wash Hands; Target Specific Noncompliance Issues to Improve Hand Hygiene Adherence; Hand Hygiene Adherence Extremely Low in the OR; Face Touching is a Habit: Raise Awareness to Raise Hand Hygiene Compliance; Care Coordination and Technology: The Keys to Improving Post-Discharge Care;5 Important Patient Safety Supplies for Hospitals; 5 Ways to Prevent Infection Spread in Waiting Rooms; 10 Recommendations on How to Increase Transparency, Improve Patient Safety; How to Safely Reprocess Scopes Tied to CRE Infections: Experts Weigh In; Executive Briefing: How to Quell the Rising Trend of CIED Infections; 10 Popular Hand Hygiene Tools; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
January/February Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
10 Top Paitent Safety Issues for 2015; Taking Hand Hygiene High-Tech; Employee Rights vs. Patient Safety: Balancing Mandatory Flu Shots; ECRI Institute: Top 10 Technology Patient Safety Hazards; Patient Harms Fall 17% Since 2010: Are Federal Incentives Working?; The 5 Most-Reduced Patient Harm Events; 790 Hospitals Earn "A" Patient Safety Grades From Leapfrog; Physicians Rarely Apologize After Patient Adverse Events, Survey Finds; 721 Hospitals Penalized by Medicare for High Hospital-Acquired Conditions Rates; 10 States Hit Hardest by Medicare Hospital Infection Fines; What Drives a Patient to Report a Medical Error?; AORN's New Surgical Attire Reccomended Practices: 5 Points to Know; Bridging the Gap: Establishing UV Claims for Emerging Pathogens; How Should Hospitals Disinfect Bedside Electronics; Hand Dryers vs Paper Towels: Study Ends Debate; 7 Ways to Improve Hand Hygiene, From Hospial Managers; 4 Areas to Focus on for Improved Hand Hygiene; 'Self-Cleaning' Surface Technology Reduces HAIs; FDA Approves New Antibiotic; Disinfectant Caps Lower CLABSI Cases and Costs; The 5 Most Prepared for Infectious Disease Outbreaks; Infection Control in the US: 2014 Year in Review; Patient Safety Toolkit; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue.
November/December Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
The Current State of Antibiotic Resistance; 20 Hospitals with Great Hand Hygiene Program; 10 Statistics on Patient Safety Culture; Taking the OR from Good to Great; 100 Infection Control Products to Know;Top 10 Sentinel Events in 2014; Jazz Music: The New Post-Op Pain Management Treatment?; Are you addressing the hidden issue affecting more patients at a greater cost than VAP?; Patient Safety Toolkit; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
September/October Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Bringing Nurses Back to the Bedside: How Novant Health Tripled Direct Patient Care Time; Are You Misuing the Term ‘Population Health?’; Inside the One C. Diff Vaccine Focusing on Prevention, Not Treatment; 10 Expert-Recommended Hand Hygiene Practices; MRSA-Fighting Drug Approved by FDA; Updated Guidelines for Skin, Soft Tissue Infections; Clinical App Provides Antimicrobial Usage Guidelines at Point of Care; Hospital Elevator Buttons More Germy Than Bathrooms; How one facility improved hand hygiene compliance 50%; 36 Approaches to Reducing 9 Common Medical Errors; A New Soldier in the War Against HAIs: UV Robots; 13 Most Common Healthcare-Associated Infections; 20 patient safety tools; Why One Hospital Thanks the Ritz-Carlton for Low Readmission Rates; Study: 40% of Critical Information Omitted During Morning Handovers; Which Cities Have the Highest Hospital Readmission Rates?; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
July 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
100 Patient Safety Benchmarks — 2014; Advocate Health Care’s 5 Keys to Patient Safety; CHE Trinity Health’s 4 Steps to Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines; The ‘Surgical Home’ Solution:Facing Increasing Penalties, ORs Seek a Comprehensive Approach to Quality Improvement; Improving Health Outcomes at Cedars-Sinai; Experts Update CAUTI Prevention & Treatment Guidelines; The 4 Characteristics of a Strong Safety Culture; 50 Statistics on State CAUTI Rates; What Areas is Healthcare Quality Improving? Worsening? 10 quality measures on the rise, and eight on the decline; 11 Tips for Reducing SSIs; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
March/ April 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
The Road to Eliminating HAIs: Hand Hygiene Improvement at Cedars-Sinai; Tackling Diabetes Management at Catholic Health Partners; High-Price Doesn’t Mean High-Quality for Hospitals; Patient Navigators Facilitate Successful Chronic Care, Study Finds; Decision-Making, Lack of Knowledge Tank Hand Hygiene Compliance; Study: Hot Water Unnecessary for Handwashing; 20% of U.S. Hospitals Missing Critical Hand Hygiene Station: 5 Strategies for Extracting More Value From Patient Warming; BMC Pilot Program Achieves 89% Alarm Reduction in Alarm Rates; ‘Aggressive’ Care Reduces Mortality of Hip Replacement Patients Without Affecting Cost; Cardiac-Related Adverse Events Decline From 2005-2011; When Readmission Programs Fail, What’s Next?; Patient Safety Toolkit; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
January/ February 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2014; Reducing Readmissions: How a MacArthur ‘Genius’ is Revolutionizing Care in One of the Most Dangerous Towns in America; 5 Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Survey Mistakes to Avoid; Study: Medical Error Deaths 4.5 Times More Likely Than IOM Estimate; Limited Research Need Not Deter From Involving Patients in Hand Hygiene; Study: Financial Incentives Boost Hand Hygiene Compliance; Study: MRSA Screening Lacks Evidence; 11 Barriers to Hand Hygiene Compliance; Study: Don’t Wash Hands Before Donning Gloves; Study: Obesity Linked to C. diff Infection Risk; 24% of Healthcare Workers Carry C. diff on Hands After Disinfecting; Study: 57% of Hospitalists Forgot About a Catheter; Putting the “E” in HygiEne; Implementing and Sustaining Best Practices in Mobile Equipment Disinfection; 7 Ideas for Improving Sepsis Management; Patient Safety Toolkit; A Look Inside the One of the Country’s Safest Hospitals; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
September/October Issue of Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control
100 Patient Safety Benchmarks; 9 Best Practices for Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines; 4 Tips to Implement a Transparent Medical Error Disclosure Policy; 9 Best Practices for Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines; Letting Physicians Take the Lead: Q&A With Scripps Health CMO Dr. James LaBelle; A Revenue Leak Soon Turns to Flood: How Payment Penalties for High Infection Rates Could Drain Hospital Finances; 5 Strategies to Combat Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
May Issue of Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control
50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety; How Can Healthcare Organizations Measure “Soft” Aspects of Patient Safety?; Turning Healthcare in to a High Reliability Industry: Memorial Hermann Shares 5 Steps; The U.S. Health Disadvantage: A Crisis That We Must Address Together Today; Patient Experience Roundtable: Raising and Maintaining Patient Satisfaction; The Secret to Better Infection Control Compliance: Move Beyond Secret Shoppers; Study: Hand Hygiene Poster Increased Likelihood of Washing Hands; 13 Practical Steps to Prevent HAIs; Report: U.S. Made Little Progress on Readmission Rates 2008-2010; Study: Income Inequality Linked to Higher Readmissions; Avoidable Readmissions by Numbers: 8 Statistics; Palliative Care: Why It Has Become a Growing Specialty Within Hospital; Top 10 Most Common Sentinel Events; Top 58 Hospitals Patients Rated 9 or 10 in HCAHPS Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
February Issue of Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control
10 Top Patient Safety Issues for 2013; 5 Tips on Engaging Physicians in Major Process Changes; 10 Guiding Principles for Patient-Centered Care; Turning Heart Failure Into Heart Success: Transitioning CHF Patients to Home; Study: Wide Variation in Implementation of Strategies to Reduce Readmissions; Study Finds Social Factors Linked to Hospital Readmissions, Mortality; How Health Systems Can Create a Robust, Enterprise-Wide Patient Safety Program; Report: Top Academic Medical Centers Have High Variation in Care Practices; Study: Higher Patient Satisfaction is Linked to Lower Hospital Readmissions; The Joint Commission to Add 2 Medical/Surgical Hospital Requirements; CMS to Develop Survey on Patient Experience in the ED; Study: 37% of Physicians Give in to Patients’ Demands for Brand-Name Drugs; Study: Surgery Generally More Cost-Effective Than Radiation for Prostate Cancer; Surgeons Make Preventable Mistakes 4,000 Times a Year, Study Says; Hospital Cleaning Protocol Has Limited Effect on Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria; 6 Risk Factors for Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections; Strategies to Prevent Multidrug-Resistant Organism Outbreaks; Study: 26% of C. Diff Patients Received Only Unnecessary Antimicrobials; 7 Hospital and Health System CEOs: What Disruptive Innovation Means to Me; Which Hospital Markets Had the Best 2013 Value-Based Purchasing Results?; 3 Simple Ways Hospitals Can Engage Patients in Their Care; Population Health Management is a Two-Way Street: Encouraging Patient Engagement; Database of Downloadable Safety and Quality Tools & Resources Now Available; 51 Hospitals With the Lowest 30-Day Mortality Rates For Pneumonia; Click here to view the featured stories and download a pdf of the issue
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