Friday, April 29, 2011

Pennsylvania Report Highlights Patient Safety Program, Reduction in Infections

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has issued its 2010 Annual Report highlighting its Patient Safety Liaison program, educational activities and an announcement about reductions in healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes.

"Specifically, catheter-associated urinary tract infections decreased by twenty-six percent, central-line associated bloodstream infections by forty-four percent and ventilator-associated pneumonia by twenty-seven percent," Dr. Stanton Smullens, acting chair of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, said

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