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VAP and hand hygiene updates round out 2014 Compendium
Experts outline changes to tracking and prevention of ventilator-associated events, along with hand hygiene best practices and commentary from The Joint Commission
Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative utilizes reliable data and hospital partnerships to improve care
In 2004, at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) conference in Boston, Joseph B. Cofer, MD, FACS, professor of surgery and the surgery residency program director at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, saw Darrell "Skip" Campbell, Jr., MD, chief medical officer at the University of Michigan Health System, talk about a successful new surgical collaborative that he had organized for hospitals within the state. At the time, the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative had just formed with 16 hospitals using the ACS' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).
A "red-flag approach" to managing EHR safety
In a research report released in May by The RAND Corporation, entitled Promoting Patient Safety Through Effective Health Information Technology Risk Management, researchers from RAND Health, ECRI Institute, the University of Texas, and Baylor College of Medicine studied 11 hospitals and ambulatory practices to identify safety risks associated with health IT.
As antibiotic resistance worsens, a more focused, aggressive approach may be necessary
In light of a 2014 WHO report, one infectious disease expert is calling for more stringent oversight along with aggressive stewardship.
MRSA and CLABSI Compendium updates offer additional focus on implementation
MRSA and CLABSI updates are coupled with a new commentary on horizontal and vertical infection prevention approaches
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