Top 10 infection control stories, March 21-25

Out-of-hospital birth rates and new Food and Drug Administration recommendations on powdered medical gloves and opioid labels captured the attention of infection control and clinical quality readers last week.

The following are the 10 most-read infection control and clinical quality articles from Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality for the week of March 21, starting with the most popular.

1. Blood infection linked to 17 deaths in Wisconsin now found in Michigan

2. Out-of-hospital birth rates continue to increase in US

3. FDA recommends banning most powdered medical gloves

4. The chronic problem of communication: Why it's a patient safety issue and how hospitals can address it

5. FDA announces bold warning requirement for opioid medication labels

6. Study suggests how patients eat at mealtimes can speed recovery

7. Trained canines accurately detect UTIs, study finds

8. CDC disease trackers investigate deadly infection in Boston homeless population

9. 5 things to know about China's vaccine scandal

10. Possible diagnosis of rare brain disease causes Arkansas hospital to close ORs

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