Hospital Safety Insider
A survey asked hospital facilities professionals about their priorities when considering design options.
While the researchers found no change in the overall annual antibiotic prescribing rate, or the prescribing rate of any one drug in particular, they did observe variation in rates of antibiotics prescribed based on the season.
The researchers advise the healthcare industry to empower existing coalitions 'to connect community resilience efforts with a network of hospitals equipped to handle disasters.'
A healthcare crisis is unfolding on the U.S. island more than a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
Even if linens in storage during a flood remain dry, each facility's infection preventionist should consider other factors when deciding whether they need to be reprocessed.
Some hospitals in Florida are evacuating and others are trucking in supplies in anticipation of Irma's expected landfall this weekend.
A major accrediting organization for hospitals released data on its most-cited standards for the first half of the year.
After nearly a decade-and-a-half with The Joint Commission, George Mills will depart from the accrediting organization this fall.
The hackers didn't get a dime from the hospital, but their stunt still resulted in a hefty repair bill.
Case serves as a reminder to hospitals everywhere that evacuation planning is essential to emergency preparedness.