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) [...]
For Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, providing high quality, safe, patient and family centered care is at the core of their mission. Like other top-ranked hospitals in the country, which treat the [...]
Dear Patient Safety Leaders,
Welcome to our October Issue of the Patient Safety Newsletter. This month, we focused on Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) and learned that when healthcare facilities, care teams, and [...]
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are unanticipated infections patients acquire during the course of medical treatment at healthcare settings.1 HAIs are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety.2 According to [...]