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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A Novel Approach to Hospital Efficiency

While recognizing the value of many traditional utilization management processes, including labor productivity, staffing ratios, bed type assignments, throughput initiatives, and supply chain management, the team’s goal was to find new opportunities for improved resource management in bedside care delivery.

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New CMS Ligature Risk Guidance Refers to TJC Recommendations

For now, assess your hospital’s environmental compliance against The Joint Commission’s recommendations, regardless of what organization you might use for accreditation, and be prepared to provide one-to-one observation of at-risk patients if you cannot provide a ligature-resistant environment, says one safety consultant.

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CMS Reverses Plan to Cut Reporting of HAIs

A new rule, published last week, restores reporting of data through the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, including infection rates of Clostridium difficile, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and post-surgery sepsis.

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