CMS and the CDC are calling on nursing homes to continue reporting data on Clostridium difficile in the final push of a nearly two-year initiative to better understand the impact of infections in the U.S.
A new toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers best practices and lessons learned from nearly 200 hospitals on how to reduce infections and improve safety practices.
A new toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers best practices and lessons learned from a three-year project to help nursing homes reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we share tips for enhanced patient/provider collaboration in improving care quality and safety.
In honor of their son, Nile, who lost his life to a bacterial infection, Ty and Carole Moss established a coalition of friends, entertainers and advocacy organizations to end unnecessary deaths from health care-associated infections.
Executives from several Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) shared best practices for collaborating to improve patient safety.
A QIN-QIO’s pilot project in Florida shows promise for delivering tailored interventions and education to hospital units.
A vibrant 72-year-old woman’s life was changed after a scheduled hip replacement surgery did not go as planned.
Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicate that significant progress is being made in reducing healthcare-associated infections and hospital-acquired conditions.