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Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
Many U.K. hospitals fail to report errors
Not all medical errors are being reported to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), established in 2001 to collect...
Web Exclusive: Yes, We Need a Checklist
A new study finds that implementing a surgical safety checklist can reduce complications and lower death rates. But do...
'Senior moments' tied to blood-sugar levels
The decline in mental sharpness is among the most distressing aspects of aging. But a new study suggests that good...
Hand washing: Time well spent
Nearly 60% of healthcare workers do not practice regular hand-washing techniques while on duty, despite policies to do...
Bottom Up, Top Down
Infection control practitioners say they don't have the support they need from their facility's leaders to introduce...
Fighting to make hospitals healthier
A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that hospital-borne infections are the...
Expert stresses prevention of MRSA
An infection control expert, speaking to employees of an Albany, OR-area hospital, says healthcare organizations must...
Lessen the stress of a hospital stay
When you're preparing for a hospital stay, don't forget to pack your favorite items from home. This includes a friend...
A lifesaving checklist
Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, argues that an experimental program recently...