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PRESS RELEASE/ANNOUNCEMENT
New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.
MULTI-USE WEBSITE
On the CUSP: Stop HAI.
Health Research & Educational Trust, MHA Keystone Center.
BOOK/REPORT
Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: a Global Challenge, a Global Perspective.
The Joint Commission. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; May 2012.
MEASUREMENT TOOL/INDICATOR
Tubing Misconnections Self Assessment for Healthcare Facilities.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Deerfield, IL: Baxter Healthcare; 2012.
TOOLKIT
Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Administering a saline flush "site unseen" can lead to a wrong route error.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 16, 2013;18:1-3.
STUDY
Determining a patient's comfort in inquiring about healthcare providers' hand-washing behavior.
Clare CA, Afzal O, Knapp K, Viola D. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:68-74.
STUDY
Supratherapeutic dosing of acetaminophen among hospitalized patients.
Zhou L, Maviglia SM, Mahoney LM, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1721-1728.
COMMENTARY
Infusing fun into quality and safety initiatives.
Foulk KC, Tocydlowski P, Snow TM, et al. Nursing. 2012;42:14-16.
STUDY
A multidisciplinary approach to reduce central line–associated bloodstream infections.
McMullan C, Propper G, Schuhmacher C, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:61-69.
STUDY
Parent willingness to remind health care workers to perform hand hygiene.
Buser GL, Fisher BT, Shea JA, Coffin SE. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:492-496.
BOOK/REPORT
Five Years of Quality: Working Together to Improve Care.
Tallahassee, FL: Florida Hospital Association; August 2013.
STUDY
Application of a theoretical framework for behavior change to hospital workers' real-time explanations for noncompliance with hand hygiene guidelines.
Fuller C, Besser S, Savage J, McAteer J, Stone S, Michie S. Am J Infect Control. 2014;42:106-110.
STUDYclassic
Factors contributing to all-cause 30-day readmissions: a structured case series across 18 hospitals.
Feigenbaum P, Neuwirth E, Trowbridge L, et al. Med Care. 2012;50:599-605.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Events associated with the prescribing, dispensing, and administering of medication loading doses.
Carson SL, Gaunt MJ. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2012;9:82-88.
STUDY
Impact of a hospital-wide hand hygiene initiative on healthcare-associated infections: results of an interrupted time series.
Kirkland KB, Homa KA, Lasky RA, Ptak JA, Taylor EA, Splaine ME. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:1019-1026.
MULTI-USE WEBSITE
Health Care–Associated Infections (HAI) Portal.
The Joint Commission.
STUDY
Utilizing improvement science methods to improve physician compliance with proper hand hygiene.
White CM, Statile AM, Conway PH, et al. Pediatrics. 2012;129:e1042-e1050.
STUDY
Saving lives by studying deaths: using standardized mortality reviews to improve inpatient safety.
Lau H, Litman KC. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37:400-408.
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