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TOOLKIT
Eliminating Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections.
Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust; July 2013.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Perfect is possible.
Berwick DM, Leape LL. Newsweek. October 16, 2006:70-71.
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.
COMMENTARYclassic
Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety.
Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. N Engl J Med. 2009;361:1401-1406.
ORGANIZATIONAL POLICY/GUIDELINESclassic
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.
BOOK/REPORT
2014–2015 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
COMMENTARY
Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections: thinking outside the checklist.
Perencevich EN, Pittet D. JAMA. 2009;301:1285-1287.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Shared MDIs: can cross-contamination be avoided?
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 9, 2009;14:1-3.
MULTI-USE WEBSITE
Health Care–Associated Infections (HAI).
US Department of Health and Human Services.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Infection Control in the Intensive Care Unit.
Crit Care Med. 2010;38:S265-S404.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Making health care safer: stopping C. difficile infections.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
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
The ability of intensive care units to maintain zero central line–associated bloodstream infections.
Lipitz-Snyderman A, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:856-858.
COMMENTARY
ISMP medication error report analysis.
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:654-657.
NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE ARTICLE
A clinical reminder about the safe use of insulin vials.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 21, 2013;18:1-3.
REVIEW
Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism: a brief review.
Lau BD, Haut ER. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:187-195.
STUDYclassic
Intervention to reduce transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care.
Huskins WC, Huckabee CM, O'Grady NP, et al; STAR*ICU Trial Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:1407-1418.
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