Clinical CareWhy Auditing Catheter Dislodgement Is a Patient Safety Must
In new survey, 68% of clinicians reported frequent incidents of catheter dislodgement.
NursingBacteria Hitch a Ride on Stethoscopes
Standardized cleaning method decreases contamination better than practitioner-preferred methods.
NursingDozens of Nurses and Staff Sickened by Mold in NYC Hospital
Mold found in Staten Island University Hospital North's maternity unit is being blamed for dozens of employees falling ill in...
Clinical CareHep C And Drug Abuse Often Go Hand In Hand, But Screening For Infection Lags
Not testing these patients for hepatitis C is an enormous missed opportunity, public health experts agree.
Endoscope Maker, Exec Plead Guilty in Medical Device Scheme
Japan-based Olympus Medical Systems and a former top regulator at the company admit they knowingly distributed endoscopes in the U.S....
Clinical CareMystery Still Swirling Around Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC official provides update on baffling neurological disorder that causes paralysis in one or more limbs.
Clinical CareAn Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients' Partners Without A Doctor Visit
Many physicians aren't taking the federal government's advice because of entrenched ethical and legal concerns.
Clinical CareHackers, Mattresses, Sponges Top ECRI Health Tech Hazards List
Improper cleaning and disinfecting can expose patients to infectious materials on mattresses or mattress covers. Sponges retained inside patients after...
InnovationCould This Device Bring Us One Step Closer to Predicting Illness?
HHS funds further research of a wearable device that could warn of early illness.
Clinical CareHow ASC Facilities Turn Their Smaller Operations Into Safer Operations
An ASC leader and orthopedic surgeons share their success strategies for conducting safe invasive procedures at ASCs.
Clinical CareNew York Mandated Sepsis Reporting, Care Protocols. It Worked.
An analysis of New York State's first-in-the-nation mandated reporting and care protocols for sepsis shows improvements in care, even without...
Clinical CareAvoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Seniors To Gruesome Deaths
Thousands of cases across the country allege that enfeebled nursing home patients endured hospital treatments for sepsis that many of...