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Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
Perfect is possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
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].
Achievements in eliminating healthcare-associated infections awards.
Washington, DC: US Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative. December 7, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trends in central line–associated bloodstream infections in a trauma-surgical intensive care unit.
Ong A, Dysert K, Herbert C, et al. Arch Surg. 2011;146:302-307.
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