Improved Disinfection Technique for Lines

June 19, 2013    |   By: Calevir

Several hospitals shared success stories of improved infection prevention techniques at the recent APIC conference. It was great to see Pat Posa presenting the ongoing work at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.   She has been a presenter and teacher for the Center for Patient Safety. Congratulations to the hospitals who have taken a step beyond “scrub the hub” to improve patient safety. Read the entire story.


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Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

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CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

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