Clinical CareFederal Regulators: Newark Beth Israel Put Patients in 'Immediate Jeopardy'
A government investigation found that the New Jersey hospital's transplant team was failing to learn from surgical errors.
Clinical CareCardinal Health Plans Recall for Contaminated Surgical Gowns
The Dublin, Ohio-based medical supplier said took the action after learning of unsanitary 'environmental conditions' at a plant in China.
Clinical CareDecolonizing Parents Cut Staph Colonization in NICUs
Fewer infants colonized when parents underwent cleaning procedure.
Clinical CareIHI Pushes Safety as a Primary Business Strategy
The slow pace of hospital quality improvement frustrates patient safety advocates.
Clinical CareAsymptomatic Carriers of C. Diff May Be Significant Source of Infection at Hospitals
Screening patients for asymptomatic carriage of Clostridioides difficile at the time of hospital admission could help reduce infection rates, new...
Clinical CareFDA Panel: Workers a Key Factor in Dirty Duodenoscope Saga
Also, newer designs need more data, disposable scopes not yet approved
Clinical CareLeapfrog Releases Bi-annual Hospital Safety Grades
'D' and 'F' hospitals have nearly twice the risk of mortality of 'A' hospitals.
Clinical CareStudy: Fecal Transplants Cut Sepsis Risk in Patients With C. Diff
FMT also tied to shorter length of hospital stay, better overall survival vs antibiotics.
Clinical CareHorror Stories Underscore FMT Risks
Two E. coli infections with one fatal, transmitted to trial patients by same donor.
NursingKnock Pressure Injury Rates Down to Zero: 5 Ways
Temple University Hospital's interdisciplinary Dermal Defense Team stopped Stage 3 and 4 pressure injuries acquired after admission at their organization...
Clinical CareHeart Valve Infection Risk on the Rise in Hospitals
Rutgers study calls for improved prevention strategies for potentially lethal infections.
Antibiotic Resistance Genes Trouble Hospital Water
Study emphasizes importance of antibiotic stewardship programs, expert says.