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CABG Procedures Down 30%, Stenting Flat
One reason that percutaneous coronary interventions did not increase between 2001 and 2008 as expected, may be because...
Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
Hospitals participating in a project to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections are demonstrating that...
MRSA Screenings of ICU Patients Can Reduce Hospital Costs
Aggressive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening of patients upon admission to the intensive care unit...
Hospital's infection fight is an 'obsession'
Today marks the 600th consecutive day that Stafford has gone without a MRSA infection. Patients may be sick when...
Whooping cough cases rising in Vt.
The Vermont Department of Health has alerted health care providers across the state about a rising number of cases of...
Infection rates rise at WNY hospitals
Despite a trend statewide among hospitals lowering rates of infection, Western New York hospitals have seen rates...
Superbugs linked to premature baby deaths
Doctors at University College Hospital last month found bacteria on the unit that were resistant to antibiotics...
Peptic Ulcer Hospitalizations Plummet, Says CDC
The age-adjusted rate of hospitalization for patients diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease decreased by 21% between...
Culture Change Key To Safety, Quality Improvements
Medical checklists are proving to be popular items in hospitals to help promote patient safety and stop medical...
Single-Use Device Reprocessing: Balancing Cost Savings, Patient Safety
The idea of reprocessing SUDs may seem inherently incorrect to some, but doing so with appropriate devices through an...
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