November/December 2014 Issue of Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality

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On the Cover

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The Current State of Antibiotic Resistance
It's difficult to imagine a world without antibiotics. Click here to continue>>

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20 Hospitals with Great Hand Hygiene Programs
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one in 25 patients will contract a healthcare-associated infection. Click here to continue>>


10 Statistics on Patient Safety Culture
Most medical offices show a strong culture of teamwork and patient care tracking while maintaining adequate staff to address work pressures and communication skills remains areas with potential for improvement, according to a recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality survey. Click here to continue>>

Executive Briefing: OR Optimization

Taking the OR from Good to Great
"Past performance does not guarantee future results," as every mutual fund investor knows by heart. Click here to continue>>

100 Infection Control Products to Know

The following 100 infection control products could be useful for any hospital or ASC looking to improve infection control strategies. Click here to continue>>

Top 10 Sentinel Events in 2014

The most frequent sentinel event reported to the Joint Commission in the first two quarters of 2014 is unintended retention of a foreign body. Click here to continue>>

Jazz Music: The New Post-Op Pain Management Treatment?

Jazz music and designated periods of silence may emerge as tools in post-operation pain management, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 meeting. Click here to continue>>

Executive Briefing: Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia

Are you addressing the hidden issue affecting more patients at a greater cost than VAP?
Each year, approximately 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections occur in U.S. hospitals, affecting 5 to 10 percent of the nation's hospitalized patients annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to continue >>

Patient Safety Toolkit
To supplement the material and analysis provided by Becker's Clinical Quality and Infection Control, Becker's Healthcare offers an online database of free and low-cost downloadable patient safety tools and resources, putting them all in one place for user convenience. Click here to continue>>

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