Clinical CareMedical Center's 4-Pronged Effort Reduced C. Diff Infections by 55%
At North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts, antibiotics stewardship was the most effective intervention in reducing C. diff infections.
NursingSeattle Hospital Shuts Down ORs After Finding Fungus
The presence of mold forces the facility to reschedule or move dozens of surgeries.
Clinical CareBaylor St. Luke's Files Corrective Action Plan with CMS
The hospital made public a CMS on-site inspection that detailed unsanitary and dangerously inadequate disinfection efforts with patient rooms, and...
Clinical CarePrioritize Sepsis Assessments in Your Overcrowded Emergency Department
Prompt identification of patients who are at high risk of sepsis could be the difference between life or death.
Clinical CareThis Care Bundle Cut Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Site Infections by 74%
The postoperative care initiative at a California-based children's hospital has 11 elements.
Clinical CareNIAID Director: Measles Not a 'Trivial Disease'
Anthony Fauci, MD, and colleagues weigh in on the dangers of the 2019 measles epidemic.
Clinical CareAs Syphilis Invades Rural America, A Fraying Health Safety Net Is Failing To Stop It
Compared with urban hubs, rural populations tend to have less access to public health resources, less experience with syphilis and...
Clinical CareHow Intermountain Reduced NICU Infections, Pain, Blood Loss
Any invasive procedure in neonatal intensive care units puts tiny patients at risk of harm.
Clinical CareHow a Maryland Hospital Reduced Sepsis Mortality by 65%
The adoption of an EMR-based screening tool and a sepsis treatment bundle drove down mortality rates markedly over four years.
Clinical CareMultidrug-Resistant Infections Can Cost $4,600 Per Hospital Stay
Clostridium difficile infections in the hospital setting have the biggest treatment price tag, researchers say.
InnovationHHS Expands Innovation Partnerships with Private Sector
DRIVe initiative makes deeper forays into innovations that could help predict illness and enhance sepsis detection.
Clinical CareTrump Plan To Beat HIV Hits Rough Road In Rural America
Health officials and doctors treating patients with HIV welcome extra funding but say strategies that work in progressive cities like...