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Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
Pennsylvania Health Department reports on hospital infections
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued its most complete report to date of hospital infections, finding that...
Hennepin County (MN) Medical Center tells 2,600 patients device was not properly disinfected
About 2,600 patients at Hennepin County MN) Medical Center are being notified that they were treated with a medical...
Study: Hospital surgical infection measures do not predict outcomes
In recent years there has been an emphasis on making surgery less risky by using efforts such as a checklist approach...
Study: Universal Gloving Could Be Viable Alternative for Contact Precautions
A study published in the May issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology found that a universal gloving policy...
Hospital Sends Letters to 3,400 Patients About Possible Endoscopic Equipment Contamination
A Southern California hospital says it has sent certified letters to 3,400 patients treated since Dec. 1, 2008...
New way bacterium spreads in hospital
Clostridium difficile, a germ that causes deadly intestinal infections in hospital patients, has long been thought to...
Illinois hospitals address high infection rates
Nine hospitals are marked with red arrows signifying unusually high infection rates in the new edition of the Illinois...
Eleventh VRSA Case in U.S. Diagnosed; CDC Urges Diligence
Healthcare providers are being advised to increase vigilance for cases of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
Infection Prevention Policy and Procedure Manual for Hospitals
With more than 300 pages, this manual provides worksheets, job descriptions, policies, forms, and other helpful tools...
Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
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