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Nurses' Long Work Hours, Scheduling Can Increase Patient Mortality

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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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IV fluids, Paramedics, Intravenous fluids, Trauma, Blood Pressure

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

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’t get the time-consuming IV treatment before hospitalization, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests.

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C Difficile, Healthcare Quality

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

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 require surgery.

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Clostridium Bacteria Infecting Increasing Numbers of Hospitalized Children

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 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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

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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 of clinical effectiveness.

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Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Achieves Rare Zero Infection Rate

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 months.

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hospital beds, Patient Care, Sleep Apnea, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Electrical Engineering

"Smart" Hospital Beds Could Enhance Patient Care

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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 adopt his programmed algorithm technology, which could become the basis for “smart” computerized hospital beds.

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Central Lines, bloodstream infections, Checklist, Patient Safety, Hospital, Rhode Island

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

Using a widely heralded Johns Hopkins checklist and other patient-safety tools, intensive care units across the state of Michigan reduced the rate of potentially lethal bloodstream infections to near zero.

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Set of Specific Interventions Rapidly Improves Hospital Safety “Culture”

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 by safety experts at Johns Hopkins.

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Patient Safety, Leapfrog Top Hospitals, Hospital of the Decade, Leapfrog group, CPOE, Intensivist ICU coverage

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

The University of Maryland Medical Center has been named by the Leapfrog Group a "Top Hospital of the Decade" for patient safety and quality of care. The award recognizes the medical center’s inclusion on the Leapfrog Top Hospital list every year since its inception in 2006. The medical center shares the Top Hospital of the Decade honor with only one other hospital—Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. The awards were presented on November 30, 2010, in Washington, D.C.







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