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Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
Achievements in eliminating healthcare-associated infections awards.
Washington, DC: US Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative. December 7, 2010.
New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.
Perfect is possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: a Global Challenge, a Global Perspective.
The Joint Commission. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; May 2012.
Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers as the new standard of care: a matter of patient safety and nonmaleficent practice.
Cortes-Penfield N. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec 12; [Epub ahead of print].
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.
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.
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.
Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety.
Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1401-1406.
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.
On the CUSP: Stop HAI.
Health Research & Educational Trust, MHA Keystone Center.
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.
Using the opportunity estimator tool to improve engagement in a quality and safety intervention.
Duval-Arnould J, Mathews SC, Weeks K, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38:41-47.
Battling hospital-acquired infections.
Gross T. "Fresh Air." National Public Radio. January 9, 2008.
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.
Is evidence guiding practice? Reported versus observed adherence to contact precautions: a pilot study.
Jessee MA, Mion LC. Am J Infect Control. 2013;41:965-970.
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.
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.
Shared MDIs: can cross-contamination be avoided?
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 9, 2009;14:1-3.
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