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This article, published in Chicago Journals, provides information on strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals. It offers practical recommendations designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing HAI prevention efforts.


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Date Added: 12/22/2011
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

YouTube video - Fourteen-year-old scientist Hyrum Grenny cracks the code on how to get kids to wash their hands, and in doing so, exposes insightful strategies for influencing behavior change.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

There is a new tracking tool on the market that is aimed at helping nursing homes monitor healthcare-acquired infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network released a new tracking component that allows long-term care facilities to log onto a website where they can report cases of infections such as C. difficile, urinary tract infections, and others.


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Date Added: 09/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on infection prevention for patients receiving chemotherapy.


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Date Added: 11/21/2011
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

This article provides information regarding a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that concluded that universal decolonization of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) can reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), especially those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


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Date Added: 06/03/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

This article discusses the need to involve patients in reminding their health care providers to wash their hands to reduce hospital-acquired infections.


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Date Added: 08/26/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/20/2014

These articles, based on findings from an AHRQ-funded research project and published in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD), show links between health facility design and HAI prevention.


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Date Added: 01/20/2014
Date Last Modified: 05/20/2014

This article in Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control focuses on infection control in ambulatory surgery centers; implementing a standardized infection prevention program.


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Date Added: 04/07/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/20/2014

Untreatable and hard-to-treat infections from CRE germs are on the rise among patients in medical facilities. This document by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on prevention of CRE infections.


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Date Added: 12/17/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/20/2014

This article provides information on basic activities that can show state and accreditation surveyors that your facility has an active infection prevention program in place.


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Date Added: 06/02/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This abstract provides information on study estimate costs associated with the significant and targetable health care-associated infections (HAIs).


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Date Added: 12/16/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

These toolkits from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on clinical practice improvements, medical procedures, evidence-based infection control guidance and prevention to detect infections, and strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections.


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Date Added: 10/14/2011
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This article focuses on a new study that revealed a superbug domino effect, where an increase in VRE at one facility can lead to an increase in neighboring facilities.


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Date Added: 03/21/2014
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This article provides information on the Veterans Health Administration MRSA prevention initiative, including active MRSA screening on admission, transfer and discharge, which has been linked to a significant diminution in MRSA infections.


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Date Added: 11/24/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

This article focuses on hospitals in Connecticut that are training employees in high-reliability strategies similar to those in aviation and nuclear power to help reduce medical errors and improve patient safety statewide.


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Date Added: 04/21/2014
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2014

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