Treatment with dapagliflozin for 12 weeks resulted in improved health status, either a reduction in NT-proBNP or improvement in quality of life measures, in systolic heart failure patients with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Infection control top finding in sweeping new report
October 31, 2019
Some of the most common deficiency findings by accreditation organizations include problems in the areas of infection control, documentation, safe injection practices, and medication disposal and storage issues.
Preventing infections through better facility and scope-cleaning practices takes a concerted effort on the part of surgery centers. Leaders must make this a quality improvement project, and develop and train staff to follow best practices.
A low patient safety score at an Atlanta hospital spurred Piedmont Healthcare to revamp infection control systemwide, leading to dramatic improvements that included reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 65% over two years.