Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Time to Bring Infection Reduction Efforts to ALL Wards

Our blog has frequently posted on efforts to reduce bloodstream infection rates... especially nurse-led efforts like our project at Johns Hopkins (led by David Thompson and Jill Marsteller).  Efforts like these have paid off with a decrease in infection rates, but it looks like there is more work to do...

In a New York Times article from March 1, Denise Grady writes that government researchers have found that bloodstream infections have dropped significantly from 2001 to 2009 in intensive care patients.  However, the researchers found very high rates of these infections in other hospital wards and among patients receiving dialysis.

Click here to read the article.

Click here to read INQRI's previous posts on bloodstream infection rates.

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