Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

September / October 2018 IC_CQ

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September/October 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 5 SAVE THE DATE Inside The Issue: Viewpoint: Why hospital mergers raise patient safety problems p. 5 Nurses less likely than physicians to speak up about poor hand hygiene p. 14 Why this Iowa hospital uses essential oils in its ER p. 16 Geisinger, Merck roll out patient communication tools p. 22 Bacteria growing more resistant to hospital disinfectants, study finds p. 33 8 ways hospitals are cutting readmissions p. 52 Dr. Toby Cosgrove: Opioid epidemic has 'peaked' p. 55 111 patient safety benchmarks | 2018 BECKER'S Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control compiled a list of 111 patient safety benchmarks from various sources for hospitals to measure individual performance and identify opportunities for improvement. See the full story on page 25 70+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue Hospitals need more reliable practices to prevent RSIs, says Dignity Health's SVP of patient safety Barbara Pelletreau, RN, senior vice president of patient safety at San Francisco-based Dignity Health, spoke with Becker's about what causes retained surgical items, strategies hospitals can use to prevent them and what to do if this type of "never event" does occur. See the full story on page 10 Is your hospital short on hugs? How 'cuddler' programs help NICU patients Phoenix Children's Hospital is one of the latest hospitals to boost care for its NICU patients through a "No Baby Unhugged" grant from Huggies — a $10,000 award that supports hugging programs, where hospital volunteers hold newborns whose parents may live far away or are unable to visit due to work, childcare or other obligations. See the full story on page 18 Becker's Hospital Review Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting April 01-04, 2019 Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois 300+ Hospital and HealthSystem Executives Speaking To learn more & register, visit:

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