Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

January / February 2019 IC_CQ

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January/February 2019 • Vol. 2019 No. 1 Inside The Issue: Stethoscopes carry broad range of bacteria — even after cleaning p. 8 Why glove use may thwart hand hygiene p. 9 Joint Commission: 9 ways to prevent flu transmission p. 16 How virtual reality is helping physicians treat anxious patients p. 18 The problem with patient surveys p. 19 Survey: 81% of Americans concerned about antibiotic resistance p. 25 Leapfrog announces 2018 Top Hospitals p. 26 BECKER'S Clinical Leadership & Infection Control 8 leaders share patient safety goals for 2019 p. 14 SAVE THE DATE 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: 50+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE Partners mandates flu shots for all 74K employees p. 6 Most patients don't disclose relevant information to clinicians p. 20 FDA: Duodenoscope contamination rates 'higher than expected' p. 10 How Atrium Health sustains a 4% reduction in readmissions annually p. 26 Viewpoint: How hospital workplace bullying harms patient safety p. 10 What hospitals can do to avoid disrupting patients' sleep p. 19 Geisinger surgery pilot cut lengths of stay in half p. 28

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