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Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality July 2017

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July 2017 • Vol. 2017 No. 4 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality Becker's Hospital Review 6 th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable November 13-15, 2017 Westin Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 112 Great Health System Executives Speaking with 122 Speakers Total 67 CEOs and 26 CFOs from Great Hospitals and Health Systems Speaking To learn more & register, visit: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/november-ceo-roundtable-conference/ SAVE THE DATE Inside the Issue: Researchers Tracked Germs From Day 1 at a New Hospital — Here's What They Found p. 13 CMS Memo: Hospitals Must Develop Water Management Policies to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease p. 14 AORN Experts Respond to Study on Bouffant Use and SSI Rates p. 15 Hot or Cool: Water Temperature Does Not Impact Bacteria Removal During Hand-Washing, Study Shows p. 16 Cluster of Uncommon Superbug Strain Found in Houston p. 22 Spotlight on the Opioid Epidemic 8 stories starting on p. 26 What Happens When a Hospital NICU Goes Handshake-Free? In an attempt to quell the spread of germs, two UCLA Medical Centers instituted so-called handshake-free zones in their neonatal intensive care units. Dr. Don Berwick: 5 Big Missteps on the Patient Safety Journey While the patient safety movement has made great strides since the late 1990s, the healthcare industry has veered off the path at a few points along the way, according to Don Berwick, MD. Benchmarking data is valuable for hospital and health system leaders to measure their organizations against their peers to discover areas of excellence and assess opportunities for improvement. See the full story on page 8 See the full story on page 12 See the full story on page 16 100 Patient Safety Benchmarks | 2017 30+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue

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