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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic...
FDA doesn’t enforce standards for sterile healthcare products manufacturer
It's impossible for the public to know when regulators first discovered Bacillus cereus at H&P Industry's plant...
CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
NQF Founder: Quality Measure Science Still 'Immature'
Kenneth Kizer, founder of the National Quality Forum, talks about how far quality measures have come over the last...
Sepsis Survival Rates, Costs Vary Greatly by Hospital
Higher-spending hospitals do not achieve better blood infection survival rates, Massachusetts researchers say, echoing...
Central Line Infections Plummet 58% in ICU
A federal report shows a decline in intensive care unit central line bloodstream infections of 58% and...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
FDA actions prompt hope, angst for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Since the first cases of chronic disease syndrome in the United States were identified in the 1980s, scientists have...
Las Vegas hospitals need to change culture
Las Vegas hospital patients can be protected if doctors and hospitals commit to do no harm. Others across...
Briefings on Infection Control
Your facility's infection control and prevention initiatives are in the spotlight: Scrutiny from The Joint Commission...
Proven Methods for Drastically Reducing CAUTIs
Join nurse practitioner Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and chief of infection prevention and 2012...
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