Clostridium Difficile infection in the United States: a national study assessing preventive practices used and perceptions of practice evidence.
Saint S, Fowler KE, Krein SL, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print].
Clostridium difficile infections are among the most serious health care–associated infections. In this study, most hospitals in the United States reported using C. difficile prevention measures, with the exception ofantibiotic stewardship, which was in place at about half of hospitals surveyed. This finding underscores the need to focus on appropriate antibiotic use as part of patient safety efforts.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus central line–associated bloodstream infections in US intensive care units, 1997-2007.
Burton DC, Edwards JR, Horan TC, Jernigan JA, Fridkin SK. JAMA. 2009;301:727-736.
Using evidence, rigorous measurement, and collaboration to eliminate central catheter-associated bloodstream infections.
Sawyer M, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, et al. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(suppl 8):S292-S298.
Patient Safety and Quality Annual Report 2013: Michigan Hospitals: A Decade of Making Care Safer.
Okemos, MI: Michigan Health & Hospital Association; October 2013.
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New 2012 National Patient Safety Goal - catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.