Top 10 infection control stories in March

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Two patient suicides in eight days at a New York hospital, the most common sentinel events of 2016 and a new infection outbreak linked to redesigned Olympus scopes piqued the interest of infection control readers in March.

The 10 most popular stories from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality in March are listed below.

1. 2 patient suicides in 8 days at Montefiore Medical Center

2. New Jersey pain clinic closes after 30+ patients infected

3. Joint Commission: 10 most common sentinel events of 2016

4. 59 hospitals with the cleanest patient rooms, as reported by patients

5. Redesigned Olympus scopes linked to superbug outbreaks: 7 things to know

6. Inappropriate syringe reuse led to hep C transmission in Texas hospital, CDC says

7. Top surgeon resigns from Swedish Neuroscience Institute after investigation into patient care

8. CMS investigation into SC hospital prompted by restrained patient's death

9. ECRI Institute: 10 top patient safety concerns of 2017

10. 3 DMC hospitals submit correction plans to CMS after sterilization, infection control-focused inspection

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