July 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality




100 Patient Safety Benchmarks — 2014

For hospitals, benchmarking data can be incredibly valuable. Click to Continue>>
Earlier last week, The Leapfrog Group released its 2014 spring Hospital Safety Scores. Click to Continue>>
With 86 hospitals and numerous other care sites, it can a daunting task for Livonia, Mich.-based CHE Trinity Health to fulfill its goal of delivering the highest quality care to every patient, every time at every clinical location. Click to Continue>>
Most hospital surgery departments have taken steps in recent years to boost quality.  Click to Continue>>
In the past, acute care and mental health care have been siloed. Click to Continue>>
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Hospital Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and The Joint Commission have published the first updates since 2008 in a series of guidelines for prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Click to Continue>>
The phrase "safety culture" is widely used but rarely understood. Click to Continue >>
The following are the standardized infection ratios — observed to expected infection rates — for catheter-associated urinary tract infections for every state (except Wyoming) and Washington, D.C. Click to Continue>>
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its 2013 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Click to Continue >>
The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses provides a "Back to Basics: Preventing Surgical Site Infections" guide, published in the AORN Journal. Click to Continue>>


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