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By Santiago Narino | Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
How can a hospital realize dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections? To support teams implementing CLABSI, CA-UTI, and VAP bundles, one physician focused on the human side of change. Her leadership can be understood by using the Psychology of Change framework.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Leadership, Europe, Psychology of Change
By Frank Federico | Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
Last month, scientists identified the first patient in the United States with an infection that is resistant to our last line of antibiotic defense, a drug called colistin. Instead of being paralyzed by this information, we should respond with a systematic approach to reduce harm associated with the improper use of antibiotics.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Antibiotic Utilization
By Thomas Talbot | Thursday, May 26, 2016
Disagreements about compliance data are a common frustration among people working on hand hygiene. In this "Dear IHI," a hand hygiene expert shares advice on how to respectfully address this issue without getting defensive.


Tag(s): Hand Hygiene, Patient Safety, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Data and Measurement, Culture of Safety
By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, May 10, 2016
C. diff causes an estimated half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. CDC Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Carolyn Gould shares insights and tools to help battle this potentially devastating infection.


Tag(s): C. difficile, Patient Safety, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Antibiotic Utilization, Hand Hygiene
By Terry Clemmer | Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Terry P. Clemmer, MD, Director of Critical Care Medicine, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, was one of the key contributors to the development of the Severe Sepsis Bundles. In this interview, he describes the results of increased scrutiny related to sepsis (from CMS and the media, for example).


Tag(s): Sepsis, Patient Safety, Bundles, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI)
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