Top 10 infection control stories, Aug. 14-18

A letter exposing clinical mistakes that led to an obstetrics ward shutdown, seven ways to minimize noise in the operating room and a study linking patient oversight to improvements in provider hand hygiene compliance piqued the interest of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Aug. 14, starting with the most popular.

1. Swedish Health's Cherry Hill campus at risk of losing Medicare, Medicaid funding

2. Letter exposes mistakes that led to United Medical Center obstetrics ward shutdown

3. Are physicians, nurses obligated to protect patients during an active shooter event?

4. Patient finds blood on wheelchair at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

5. 7 ways to minimize noise in the OR

6. CMS to punish more than 2.5k hospitals for 30-day readmissions: 7 things to know

7. Drug-resistant fungus infects 200+ UK patients: 5 things to know

8. Higher nurse workloads could mean lower hand hygiene compliance

9. 500+ patients potentially infected by dirty endoscopes at Buffalo VA Medical Center

10. Patient oversight can boost hand hygiene compliance: 4 study findings

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