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Article ID: 572489

Nurses' Long Work Hours, Scheduling Can Increase Patient Mortality

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Patient deaths from pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction increased significanly in hospitals where nurses reported long hours and less down time.

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14-Jan-2011 4:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 572180

On-Scene IV Fluids for Trauma Patients: Lifesaver Or Time-Waster?

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Severely injured patients who are routinely given IV fluids by paramedics before transport to the nearest trauma center are significantly more likely to die than similarly injured patients who don’...

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5-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
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    3-Jan-2011 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 572101

Uptick in Hospital-Based C difficile Infections in Children Raising Concerns

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Hospitalized children in the United States are becoming infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C difficile) more frequently and children who acquire the infection are more likely to die or ...

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30-Dec-2010 2:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 572107

Clostridium Bacteria Infecting Increasing Numbers of Hospitalized Children

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Hospitalized children in the United States are more frequently becoming infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the May print ...

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30-Dec-2010 3:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 572102

Loyola's New Chief Medical Officer Is Champion of Patient Safety

Loyola University Health System

Dr. Robert A. Cherry, 45, a an accomplished trauma surgeon and a leader in quality and patient safety, has been named Loyola University Health System's chief medical officer and vice president ...

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30-Dec-2010 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571761

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Achieves Rare Zero Infection Rate

Houston Methodist

In a rare feat for any hospital in the United States, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston has not recorded a hospital-acquired infection in the top three at-risk areas for 14 consecutive ...

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13-Dec-2010 1:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 571584

"Smart" Hospital Beds Could Enhance Patient Care

University of New Hampshire

New research into hospital bed technology could soon represent a giant leap forward in patient care. University of New Hampshire professor John LaCourse is negotiating with hospital bed manufacturers to ...

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8-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
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    2-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 571216

Checklist Continues to Stop Bloodstream Infections in Their Tracks, This Time in Rhode Island

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using a widely heralded Johns Hopkins checklist and other patient-safety ...

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30-Nov-2010 3:35 PM EST
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    2-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 571220

Set of Specific Interventions Rapidly Improves Hospital Safety “Culture”

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A prescribed set of hospital-wide patient-safety programs can lead to rapid improvements in the “culture of safety” even in a large, complex, academic medical center, according to a new study ...

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30-Nov-2010 3:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 571204

University of Maryland Medical Center Named Leapfrog “Top Hospital of the Decade” for Safety and Quality

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

The University of Maryland Medical Center has been named by ...

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1-Dec-2010 7:30 AM EST
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