Top 10 infection control stories, July 17-21

Two New Hampshire Veterans Affairs hospital officials ousted after an investigative report on safety issues, physicians failing to sanitize stethoscopes between patients and Clostridium difficile detected in an unlikely place 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 July 17, starting with the most popular.

1. 2 New Hampshire VA hospital officials ousted hours after Boston Globe publishes investigative report on safety issues

2. Do cellphones in the OR jeopardize patient safety? 5 thoughts

3. Nursing's 'dirty little secret'? Workplace violence, says 73-year-old nurse

4. Organ Procurement and Transplant Network puts Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's transplant program on probation

5. CRNA average hourly wage & salary for all 50 states — Montana tops the list at $243k

6. Physicians rarely clean stethoscopes between patients, study finds

7. Geisinger clinic administers defective vaccines to 330 patients due to refrigeration error

8. 'Game of Thrones' gives nod to hand hygiene in season premiere

9. 2 children dead in E. Coli outbreak at Utah, Arizona border

10. Researchers identify C. diff in unlikely place — sandboxes

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