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CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
Web Exclusive: Feds Rev HAI Prevention Guidelines
Training healthcare personnel and maintaining safety protocols to prevent hospital-acquired, catheter-related...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
Web Exclusive: A Call for Standardized Infection Detection Practices
A review of pediatric intensive care units turns up variability among catheter-associated bloodstream infection...
Web Exclusive: Falling TB Rates Point to Greater Danger for U.S.
Researchers have created computer simulations that show a paradoxical correlation between falling ordinary...
CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Gadgets to keep new hospital free from infection
One of the United Kingdom's newest hospitals has been showing off the latest technology to keep hospitals clean...
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...
Single rooms becoming the norm in new hospitals
Newly built hospitals should have all single rooms because they reduce infections and may reduce medication errors...
Book: 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...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...