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On the CUSP: Stop HAI.
Health Research & Educational Trust, MHA Keystone Center.
Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: a Global Challenge, a Global Perspective.
The Joint Commission. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; May 2012.
New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.
Achievements in eliminating healthcare-associated infections awards.
Washington, DC: US Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative. December 7, 2010.
Potential unintended consequences due to Medicare's "No Pay for Errors Rule"? A randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention with internal medicine residents.
Mookherjee S, Vidyarthi AR, Ranji SR, Maselli J, Wachter RM, Baron RB. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:1097-1101.
Griffin FA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33:726-731.
Hand Hygiene Project: Best Practices from Hospitals Participating in the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Project.
Health Research and Educational Trust. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association; 2010.
Multiple component patient safety intervention in English hospitals: controlled evaluation of second phase.
Benning A, Dixon-Woods M, Nwulu U, et al. BMJ. 2011;342:d199.
Infusing fun into quality and safety initiatives.
Foulk KC, Tocydlowski P, Snow TM, et al. Nursing. 2012;42:14-16.
Racial disparities in the frequency of patient safety events: results from the National Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.
Metersky ML, Hunt DR, Kliman R, et al. Med Care. 2011;49:504-510.
How a simple checklist can dramatically reduce medical errors.
Pronovost PJ. On Call. IHI Open School for Health Professionals. November 3, 2008.
Monitoring and reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national survey of state hospital associations.
Murphy DJ, Needham DM, Goeschel C, Fan E, Cosgrove SE, Pronovost PJ. Am J Med Qual. 2010;25:255-260.
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.
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.
Rounding to influence.
Reinertsen JL, Johnson KM. Healthc Exec. Sept/Oct 2010;25:72-75.
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.
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.
Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety.
Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1401-1406.
Health Care–Associated Infections (HAI) Portal.
The Joint Commission.
A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.
Yokoe DS, Mermel LA, Anderson DJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:901-994.
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