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Category: CAUTI

Why So Many Foleys?

Wendy-Kaler

Guest Author: Wendy Kaler, MPH, CIC Dignity Health Clinical Lead for CAUTI Prevention At Dignity Health, our goal is to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent before 2015, and we are well on our way. We have introduced specific evidence-based practices and bedside intervention activities to Read More >

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Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year

Despite Progress, three-quarters of a million infections threaten hospital patients each year National and state data detail threat of healthcare-associated infections and opportunities for further improvements. CDC released two reports today – one, a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article detailing national healthcare-associated infection estimates, and the other an annual report on national and Read More >

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HICPAC – Taking the Lead on Safe Healthcare Practices

— Jeffrey C. Hageman, M.H.S. CDC Epidemiologist and Executive Secretary of HICPAC CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Each morning when I review news headlines about the latest medical research identifying a new cure or danger, questions pop into my head. Was the research study designed correctly? Was the information collected accurately? Does this new Read More >

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CAUTI– Preventing the Most Common HAI (Part 2)

Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC As an infection preventionist who is addressing this issue on a daily basis, I agree with Dr. Gould’s interpretation. Despite the fact that urinary tract infections( UTI’s) are the most common healthcare-associated infection (HAI’s), they have traditionally not received the same level of attention as have other HAI’s. Most Read More >

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CAUTI– Preventing the Most Common HAI

Click here to watch Dr. Sanjay Saint discussing this topic on Medscape Dr. Carolyn Gould The other day, I was watching my colleague Dr. Sanjay Saint on Medscape and began thinking, “How can we better communicate that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more than just nuisance infections, and that they are preventable?” So, I want Read More >

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