Monthly Archives: March 2014

Survey Says Infection Prevention Is Improving, but Hand Hygiene Remains a Big Challenge

Hand hygiene is the most challenging area of compliance in infection prevention, according to results of a survey conducted by Infection Control Today (ICT). Half of infection preventionists who responded to the survey identified hand hygiene as the biggest issue. … Continue reading

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CDC Issues New Healthcare Infection Data for 2011

Courtesy of Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality, here are 17 points from the CDC’s “Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care-Associated Infections” for 2011. 1. In 2011, 4 percent of inpatients at acute-care hospitals had at least one HAI, totaling … Continue reading

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What Does Healthcare Transformation Mean for Risk Managers?

The Affordable Care Act isn’t the only factor shaping the changing world of healthcare risk managers. Other influences —consolidation, cost reduction, and realignment of risk—are also crucial. Continue reading

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Novel 3-D Marker Is ‘Game Changer’ for Post-Surgical Radiation Therapy

Focal Therapeutics’s gamechanging BioZorb™ is a three-dimensional surgical marker to help identify the surgical excision site following soft tissue removal such as breast lumpectomy cavities. The marker makes it possible for physicians to visualize the surgical region post-surgery. This helps to improve clinical precision for post-operative treatments and follow-up. Continue reading

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