Published in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s (SHEA) journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the study points out that hospitals can do much more to reduce infections.
Officials highlighted the need for improved compliance with safety standards at The Joint Commission’s annual Hospital Executive Briefings held September 14 in New York City.
The FDA, which also rolled out a new antimicrobial resistance information page, is in talks with CMS and other agencies to develop this and other approaches to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
The research, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found burnout increased the likelihood of patient safety incidents, care deficiencies linked to low professionalism, and lower patient satisfaction.
The study was an analysis of data from 27 states reporting to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for 2014-2015 and from hospitals reporting to The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event database from 2010 to 2017.
Sponsored by Riskonnect, the one-hour webinar’s speakers are Phyllistine Turner, RN, MS, CPHRM, director of risk management and patient safety at University of Chicago Medical Center, and Paul Bricker, RPh, MBA, senior solutions architect, healthcare, for Riskonnect.
During the week of September 17-21, SHEA and its partners will lead activities and provide tips and information on a variety of infection prevention-related topics.
Effective as of September 1, the revisions are meant to hone in on the process steps that pose the highest risk to patients.
A new study finds the tool has applications beyond critical-care, and is effective for assessing the health of the work environment for interprofessional patient care teams throughout a hospital’s patient care settings.
Reviewing hospital policies with their staff is one step nurse leaders can take to help prevent these types of incidents.