By Olivia Lounsbury, Clinical Intern, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States (Makary and Daniel, 2016). Putting patients first — listening to [...]
Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient [...]
HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections.
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) [...]