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Hospital-Related Infections: Sixth Leading Cause of Death in USA

Hospital-Related Infections: Sixth Leading Cause of Death in USA | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
In addition, from 2013, United States hospitals that have improper records and fail to follow the norms will face a 2% loss of Medicare funding.
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Hospitals on watch after gastro outbreak

Hospitals on watch after gastro outbreak | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
A GASTRO outbreak running rampant through the community has two hospitals and an aged care centre on high alert.
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1 in 25 Patients End Up with Hospital-Acquired Infections #HAI #ptsafety

1 in 25 Patients End Up with Hospital-Acquired Infections #HAI #ptsafety | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Some hospitals have more risks than others, and according to the CDC report, hospital-acquired infections now affect one in 25 patients.
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1 in 25 Patients End Up with Hospital-Acquired Infections #HAI #ptsafety

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Infection Control: Breaking the Chain of Infection

Infection Control: Breaking the Chain of Infection | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
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This webcast provides an in-depth understanding of universal practices and methods for combating the spread of infection in a variety of settings. The result: a healthier working environment for building occupants, increased morale, reduced absenteeism and greater productivity. The Webcast details:

 

Considerations specific to various types of facilities: schools, health care, hospitality, offices, etc.Why these facilities are breeding grounds for infectionsWays to reduce MRSA, influenza and the common coldCleaning and disinfecting common touch-points, such as door knobs, #keyboards, light switches, hand rails, etc.Promoting and practicing proper hand washing
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What Would the Ideal #Hospital Look Like in 2020?

What Would the Ideal #Hospital Look Like in 2020? | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Patient Room 2020 presents a vision that fuses the best of the American Medical Association and the Apple Store with a few CCs of Tron thrown in for good measure.
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Just found the idea of technology changing everyday amazing,not that it may be related to my article of course :).

 

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Oral Health Journal - Cleankeys® expands industry leading product line

Oral Health Journal - Cleankeys® expands industry leading product line | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
This site is the website for Oral Health and Dental Practice Management, Canada's leading dental journals, providing Canadian dentists with both clinical and business management information.
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Following the results of a new study showing a staggering 58% of computer keyboards used in hospitals are contaminated with harmful bacteria, @Cleankeys_Inc . announces its latest product aimed at solving that problem: the third generation CK3-15x cleanable keyboard.

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Six Steps to Educating Patients About Infection Control

Six Steps to Educating Patients About Infection Control | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Educating and empowering patients to actively participate in their care helps reduce a patient's risk of hospital acquired infections. Creating an open dialogue, however, can be a challenge in today's healthcare.
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5 things to do at the dentist's office | Media coverage | Cleankeys

5 things to do at the dentist's office | Media coverage | Cleankeys | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
The revolution starts now. Cleankeys is the new standard in keyboard technology. Experience wireless freedom and the technology of touch combined with an easy to clean design.
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CNN) -- The recent news in Tulsa, Oklahoma, brings to light an issue that is rare, but nonetheless important -- cross infection in the dental office, or the transfer of infection from one patient to another in a health care environment.

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CDC Warns CRE Infections More Common, More Resistant -- Occupational Health & Safety

CDC Warns CRE Infections More Common, More Resistant -- Occupational Health & Safety | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Its findings, published in Vital Signs, call on states, communities, medical facility CEOs, health care providers, and patients to take steps to prevent serious infections.
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Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, a new report in CDC's Vital Signs indicates. The bacteria are causing more hospitalized patients to get infections that can be impossible to treat.

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'Nightmare' CRE infections on the rise, CDC says : Surgery News

'Nightmare' CRE infections on the rise, CDC says : Surgery News | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Surgery News is the official news publication of the American College of Surgeons. Surgery News provides surgeons with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy on surgical practice.
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Between 2001 and 2011, the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections reported by acute-care hospitals in the United States increased nearly fourfold, from 1.2% to 4.2%. More recent data from the first 6 months of 2102 suggest that the percentage of such infections is now slightly higher, at 4.6%.

 
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Hospitals report mixed results in protecting patients from infections

Hospitals report mixed results in protecting patients from infections | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
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Study reveals dangerous levels of contamination on hospital keyboards 58% found to harbour dangerous pathogens

Study reveals dangerous levels of contamination on hospital keyboards 58% found to harbour dangerous pathogens | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
In the largest study of its kind, an investigation into the extent of contamination of computer keyboards in hospital setting has shown that 58% are contaminated with harmful bacteria. The study sampled 230 keyboards across 3 different ward types in 4 separate hospitals. Contamination rates were similar for all hospitals and wards.
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Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections #infectioncontrol

Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections #infectioncontrol | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons


Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and his team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have created a nanosponge to combat drug-resistant infections, such as those caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections #infectioncontrol

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Superbugs are here

Superbugs are here | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - When Sheri Moos sees the purple scars on her
thighs, she worries she may have passed along
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High-tech hospital room monitors mix movies, medical care

High-tech hospital room monitors mix movies, medical care | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
TVs in your hospital room are so yesterday.
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He is thinking of adding a keyboard to his tray table so he can access the Internet through his bedside monitor rather than at the computer on the other side of his crowded room.

 
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He is thinking of adding a keyboard to his tray table so he can access the Internet through his bedside monitor rather than at the computer on the other side of his crowded room.

 
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Infection Control: An Overlooked Part of Healthcare

Infection Control: An Overlooked Part of Healthcare | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.
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Rate My Hospital

Rate My Hospital | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Bob McKeown hosts the fifth estate's sweeping cross-country investigation into Canada's best and worst hospitals and what they don't want you to know.
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Safer Hospital Rooms

Safer Hospital Rooms | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
Carefully following a three-step cleaning procedure can nearly eliminate C. difficile, a growing bacterial threat to human health, a study has found.
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C. difficile contamination of hospital rooms is a leading cause of deadly infections, and human behavior may be at least as important as technological innovation in controlling it. A new study has found that imposing a three-step cleaning procedure — and supervising it carefully — can nearly eliminate the microbe.

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Dangerous SuperBugs increase in 42 States: a Nightmare Bacteria and major Threat emerging in US Hospitals?

Dangerous SuperBugs increase in 42 States: a Nightmare Bacteria and major Threat emerging in US Hospitals? | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
" Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals ... ... These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment wi...
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Watch "Preventing nosocomial infections" Video at Healio

Rani Jeeva, MPH, CPH, team leader for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention (HAIP), addresses what clinicians can do to lower the incidence of nosocomial infections.
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Rani Jeeva, MPH, CPH, team leader for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention (HAIP), addresses what clinicians can do to lower the incidence of nosocomial infections. HAIP is part of Iowa Department of Public Health's initiative to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

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Hospital visitors asked to follow simple hygiene steps in wake of outbreak

Hospital visitors asked to follow simple hygiene steps in wake of outbreak | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
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New UK Cases of Novel Coronavirus - Infection Control Today

New UK Cases of Novel Coronavirus - Infection Control Today | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) in the United Kingdom is confirming a second case of novel coronavirus infection in a family member of the case announced on Monday 11 February. The patient, who is a UK resident, ...
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CDC hospital infection report shows more effort needed | Safe Patient Project

CDC hospital infection report shows more effort needed | Safe Patient Project | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
CONSUMERS UNION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Contact:  Michael ...
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CDC Report Shows National Decline in Number of Hospital Infections 

 But Most Hospitals Have Not Shown Statistically Significant Improvement Since Five Years Ago; More Effort Needed To Protect Patients

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The Hottest Jobs In Health Care Right Now

The Hottest Jobs In Health Care Right Now | Patient Safety in Medical and Dental Environments | Scoop.it
In an industry that's growing twice as fast as the national economy.
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