Review Your Water Management Plan as CMS Intensifies Focus on Legionella

CMS recently updated a memo to its survey teams on reducing the risk of Legionella to specifically note that facilities must have a water management plan that surveyors can review. That plan should be written and managed by a multidisciplinary committee of people from throughout the hospital with a stake in water use.

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Advocacy Group Urges HHS to Halt Sepsis Trial

Public Citizen claims the Crystalloid Liberal or Vasopressors Early Resuscitation in Sepsis (CLOVERS) trial is dangerous because patients are being given one of two treatments for sepsis, both of which are risky and neither of which is considered standard treatment.

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HAIs Can Cause Emotional Pain, According to Study

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland looked at 17 studies from five different countries that examined five different HAIs, with a focus on patient experiences of colonization and infection from bacteria that commonly cause HAIs.

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