Past Issues - Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality

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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


May/June 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety — 2014; Should Providers Be Obligated to Involve Patients in HAI Prevention?; How a No-Nonsense Hospital CEO Reached the Target of Zero Infections; Proper Training Necessary for Effective Surgical Safety Checklist Use; More Contact Precautions Do Not Lead to Better Infection Control Practices; 7 Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs; NAP1 Strain of C. diff Linked to Highest Mortality; Stethoscopes: New Culprit in MRSA Transmission; Study: Healthcare Professionals' Definitions of 'Multidrug-Resistant' Vary; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Vaccinating Away MRSA; How Common are HAIs? 17 Statistics on HAI Incidences in 2011; Most Common Healthcare-Associated Infections: 25 Bacteria, Viruses Causing HAIs; To Improve HCAHPS, Achieve Alignment; Study: Patients With More Health Information Give Higher HCAHPS Scores; Producing Peace of Mind: How Hospitals Can Identify and Reduce Patient Suffering; 10 Most Popular Hand Hygiene Tools Available Online; 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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