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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic...
FDA doesn’t enforce standards for sterile healthcare products manufacturer
It's impossible for the public to know when regulators first discovered Bacillus cereus at H&P Industry's plant...
CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
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...
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...
1 in 2 Catheter-Linked UTIs Avoidable, Study Says
Routinely prompting physicians or nurses to remove unnecessary urinary catheters can halve the rate of...
NH releases report on HAIs
The state released its first report yesterday on hospital infections, showing that patients developed 134 infections...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...
Briefings on Infection Control
Your facility's infection control and prevention initiatives are in the spotlight: Scrutiny from The Joint Commission...
Proven Methods for Drastically Reducing CAUTIs
Join nurse practitioner Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and chief of infection prevention and 2012...
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