Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control May 2015

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Infection Control & Clinical Quality May 2015 • Vol. 2015 No. 3 Study Uncovers CAUTI Risk Factors See the top 3 risk factors, pg. 26 8 Components of High-Performing Infection Prevention Programs p. 28 8 Ways to Prevent Duodenoscope Infections Experts outline best practices, pg. 29 4 Surgical Attire Safety Issues What practices are putting patients at risk, pg. 40 Zero Injuries From Patient Falls: One Hospital Demonstrates How It's Possible By Heather Punke A fall can be "devastating" to a patient, especially elderly patients, says Jane McCurley, RN, the CNO of St. David's North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. "We don't want them to fall and get hurt." Each year, between 700,000 and 1 million patients in the U.S. fall in the hospital, according to estimations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and How the VA, HCA Dramatically Reduced MRSA Infections By Shannon Barnet Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The bacterial condition may not be a household name per se, but among those in the healthcare community, the drug-resistant in- fection is one of the major proverbial dragons to be slain. The University of Chicago Medicine MRSA Research Center reports invasive MRSA infections affect roughly 90,000 people in the U.S. each year, killing approximately 20,000. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare-associated MRSA infections can continued on page 11 page 5 continued on page 12 INDEX Table of Contents p. 4 Infection Prevention p. 25 Executive Briefing: Infection Prevention Improvement p. 31 Executive Briefing: Improving the Sterile Processing Department p. 35 Patient Satisfaction and Safety p. 38 Hand Hygiene p. 42 Patient Safety Toolkit: p. 45 SAVE THE DATE! Becker's Hospital Review CEO Roundtable + CFO/CIO Roundtable November 18-19, 2015 Ritz Carlton - Chicago, Illinois 44 Leading Hospital & Health System CEOs 33 CFOs & CIOs & 100 Hospital Executives Total Speaking • 5 Tracks & 74 Sessions To learn more visit To register, visit 2015 Hospital Review 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety

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