Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

January 2018 IC_CQ

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January 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 1 BECKER'S Clinical Leadership & Infection Control 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: SAVE THE DATE 30+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue More Hospitals are Using 'Substitute Physicians' — Are They Safe? p. 13 Scarlet Fever is Making a Comeback — And No One Knows Why p. 14 High Levels of Patient Satisfaction Linked With Lower Chance of 30-Day Readmission p. 15 Unconscious Patient's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Creates Ethical Dilemma for ER Staff p. 16 When Physicians Say 'No' to Requests, Patient Satisfaction Suffers p. 17 Kaiser Achieves 22% Reduction in Antibiotic Use With EHR Alerts p. 27 Should Opioid Addiction be Considered a Hospital- Acquired Condition? p. 30 Infection Control Expert Dr. Ed Septimus on Implementing a Successful Antibiotic Stewardship Program Our editorial team chose 10 patient safety issues for providers to prioritize this year based on news, study findings and trends reported throughout 2017. See the full story on page 23. 10 Top Patient Safety Issues for 2018 100 Infection Control Products to Know Ed Septimus, MD, vice president of research and infectious diseases at Nashville, Tenn.- based HCA Clinical Services Group, spoke with Becker's about the prevalence of broad- spectrum antibiotic use and how hospitals can improve antibiotic stewardship efforts. See the full story on page 26. We comprised a database of 100 infection control and prevention products to know, based on nominations and editorial research. See the full story on page 7. Inside The Issue

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