Top 10 infection control stories, Dec. 12-16

A patient's body left in a shower for over nine hours at a VA hospital in Florida, hospitals notifying patients of heater-cooler-related infection risks and some recent and ongoing infectious disease outbreaks in the U.S. piqued the interest of readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of Dec. 12, starting with the most popular.

1. Patient body left in shower for 9+ hours at Fla. VA hospital, report finds

2. St. Francis Hospital warns 3,000 patients of potential heater-cooler-related infections

3. 2 VA staff members fired after veteran's body left in shower for 9+ hours

4. 7 hospitals notifying patients of heater-cooler infection risks

5. Salmonella, strep, mumps: 5 recent & ongoing outbreaks in the US

6. Tenet hospital's Medicare funding no longer in jeopardy

7. A culture of support: 4 ways to improve hand hygiene compliance

8. Infection control in the US: 2016 year in review

9. Redefining patient safety in 2017 — 6 thoughts from IHI CEO Derek Feeley

10. 4 requests nurses have for Trump: Takeaways from ANA's open letter

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