Monthly Archives: February 2016

Child in ICU
What’s the best way to reduce rates of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)? Should hospital patients learn more about hand hygiene? Does cleaning require use of more powerful chemicals? Should healthcare providers administer fewer red blood cell transfusions? According to a new study from Cornell University, the most cost-effective solution doesn’t involve medical care, training, […]

Private Rooms Cut Hospital Infection Rates and Medical Costs

Heart disease and cancer are the top two causes of death in the United States. Are preventable medical errors the third? According to one estimate, as many as 440,000 patients who are hospitalized each year suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. Bedside shift report (BSR) […]

Bedside Shift Report (BSR) Can Save Lives