Clinical Care7-Part EMS Screening Tool Boosts Early Sepsis Treatment
Conducting a sepsis screening during emergency medical service transport to an emergency department reduces time to treatment.
Clinical CareHow BJC HealthCare Cut Patient Harm Events 75% by Targeting 5 Factors
To reduce patient harm, BJC HealthCare focused on pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, falls, and venous thromboembolisms.
Clinical CareEven When HIV Prevention Drug Is Covered, Other Costs Block Treatment
In addition to the ancillary charges, other roadblocks persist for people who need prescription pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Clinical Care'Big Three' Diagnostic Errors Account for Nearly 75% of All Serious Harm
One-third of malpractice cases for death or permanent disability began with an errant or delayed diagnosis, making it the biggest...
Clinical CareSPOT on: New Decision Support Tool Reduces Sepsis Mortality by 22.9%
A new computer-based decision support tool for sepsis at HCA Healthcare harnesses pivotal data in real time.
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...