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- As antibiotic resistance worsens, a more focused, aggressive approach may be necessary
In light of a 2014 WHO report, one infectious disease expert is calling for more stringent oversight along with aggressive stewardship
- Benefits of a continuity of operations program
Editor's note: Guest columnist Philip Niemer talks about lessons learned from continuity of operations (COOP) healthcare integration. Niemer is the director of operational continuity and emergency management at Children's Hospital Colorado.
- NIOSH updates list of drugs hazardous to healthcare workers
NIOSH has released an updated list of patient-care drugs that are hazardous to the healthcare workers that administer them and are exposed to them in the work environment, according to occupational health and safety watchdog website OHSonline.com.
- Visitor shoots self at Phoenix hospital
A person visiting a family member at a Phoenix hospital died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on September 4, according to a report from KPHO-TV.
- Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert focuses on misuse of vials
New guidelines from The Joint Commission highlight key areas of concern and factors that contribute to the misuse of vials
- Mystery respiratory virus sends hundreds of kids to hospitals
Hospitals across the Midwest have been dealing with an influx of hundreds of child patients presenting with a mysterious respiratory virus, and some health officials warn it may be just “the tip of the iceberg,” according to a report from CNN.
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