Top 10 infection control stories, Jan. 8-12

Three reasons this year's flu season could worsen, the ongoing saline shortage complicating flu treatment nationwide and a sugar additive possibly contributing to the rise of more virulent Clostridium difficile piqued the interest of readers last week.

Here are the 10 most-read articles from Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control for the week of Jan. 8, starting with the most popular.

1. 'We hate H3N2': 3 reasons this year's flu season could get worse

2. Woman sues California hospital, claims physicians left 8-inch forceps inside her after surgery

3. Baltimore hospital accused of patient dumping after security guards leave woman at bus stop

4. California fines 9 hospitals $500k+ for patient safety issues

5. 46 states report widespread flu activity: 5 things to know

6. Saline shortage complicates flu treatment at hospitals nationwide

7. The Joint Commission now cites individual hand hygiene noncompliance as deficiency

8. Sugar additive linked to rise of more virulent C. diff

9. Sick 7-Eleven employee potentially exposes 2k customers to hep A: 3 things to know

10. Standardized handoff improves ICU provider preparedness, reduces early morning order entry

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