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- Study: Infections increase death risk by 35% for ICU patients
Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35% more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, according to a report from Infection Control Today.
- OSHA Guest blog: Unleashing robots on the Superbugs
Of all the new technologies emerging in the fight against healthcare-acquired infections, the one that has caught my eye quite a bit lately has been these machines that disinfect a hospital room by bathing it in ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Two firefighters hurt battling Chicago hospital fire
Two Chicago firefighters were injured December 11 while fighting a fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center on the northwest side of the city, according to a report from WBBM-TV.
- North Carolina hospital locked down after shooting
A hospital in Kinston, North Carolina was locked down briefly November 28 after a teenager showed up at the facility with gunshot wounds, according to a report from WCTI-TV.
- ICD-10 transition could pose challenges to patient safety data
A new study reveals that specific patient safety indicators could be significantly altered in the transition to the new coding system
- Pharmacy error led to Oregon patient death
The death of a hospital patient last week in Bend, Oregon occurred because a pharmacy worker inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug, according to a report from ABC News.
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