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Articles Tagged With: culture

  • Staphylococcus aureus Bacteriuria: What Is the Significance?

    In a retrospective study from Canada, researchers reported several risk factors for serious Staphylococcus aureus infections, including bacteremia and vertebral osteomyelitis, in patients with S. aureus bacteriuria.

  • Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Mucorales Bite

    Mucorales were found to commonly contaminate linen delivered to 15 transplant and cancer centers in the United States.

  • Infectious Disease Alert Updates

    Food Tray Contamination With MRSA/VRE; Hospital Ice Machines Contaminated With Bacteria; Significance of Toxocara Serologies?

  • Follow-up Blood Cultures in Gram-negative Bacteremia — Don’t Order Them

    In contrast to blood cultures obtained on therapy in patients with Gram-positive bacteremia and endocarditis, follow-up blood cultures in patients with Gram-negative bacteremia seldom provide useful information.

  • Study Shows Safety Culture Affects Hospital Quality

    Hospitals usually focus on technical issues like surgeons’ skills and operating room equipment when seeking to improve surgery outcomes and overall quality. New research, however, is reinforcing the idea that a patient safety culture may be equally important in delivering high-quality patient care.

  • Safety Culture Proven to Improve Quality

    But how does a patient safety culture influence quality, and how do you know if you have instilled that culture throughout your organization?

  • Safety culture critical to better surgical results

    To achieve better results for surgical patients, hospitals tend to focus on technical issues such as surgeons’ skills and operating room equipment. However, a non-technical factor, the so-called “safety culture,” might be equally important in delivering high-quality patient care, a team of investigators report in a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print publication.

  • Hospital Culture Must Be Measured, Not Just Improved

    Hospitals strive to have the right culture, particularly when it comes to patient safety, but measuring improvement can be challenging. It’s not enough to strive for a health culture, says one expert. You also have to know if you’re getting any closer to your goal.

  • Create Culture of Confidentiality Through Education

    The best way to protect physician-related materials from discovery under state peer review statutes is to develop what might be called a “culture of confidentiality” in peer review proceedings, suggests Karen Owens, JD, an attorney with the law firm of Coppersmith Brockelman in Phoenix. To expedite the development of such a culture, she recommends the following steps:

  • Safety culture is critical in improving surgical results

    To achieve better results for surgical patients, healthcare facilities tend to focus on technical issues such as surgeons’ skills and OR equipment. However, a non-technical factor, the so-called “safety culture,” might be equally important in delivering high-quality patient care, investigators report in a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in advance of print publication.