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  1. 10 Things to Know About Infection Control

    The following are 10 things to know about infection control, compiled from news on Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. ASCA Encourages AHRQ ASC Patient Safety Program Participation

    The Agency for Health Research and Quality is funding a series of 12-month patient safety improvement programs for ambulatory surgery centers with two cohorts of ASCs and hospital outpatient departments currently signed up, according to an ASCA News report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools, March 31 to April 4: ASC

    The following are the most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 31 to April 4, starting with the most read: By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. All in Your Head: Psychological Factors Contributing to Failure of Hand Hygiene Interventions

    A study surveying English and Welsh intervention ward hand hygiene intervention coordinators has identified psychological factors inhibiting the implementation of hand hygiene compliance interventions. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. CMS Delays Quality Reporting Measure ASC-11 Implementation

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delayed implementing the ASC-11 quality reporting measure until Jan. 1, 2015, according to an ASCA News report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Setting Your Facility Up for Success, One Huddle at a Time

    Never underestimate the value of daily huddles. These knowledge sharing meetings offer a powerful way for staff to stay ahead of upcoming procedures and ward off needless delays and cancellations. By providing a snapshot of upcoming surgeries, any special needs and cases of the day, office managers, OR nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons have the necessary insight to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients. By Cynthia Chappell, Nurse Manager for the Methodist Hospital for Surgery -
  4. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools, March 17-21: ASC

    The following are the most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's ASC Review for March 17-21, starting with the most read: By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Surgical Delay, Antibiotic Prophylaxis Affect SSI Rates

    Delays prior to surgery and the type of antibiotic prophylaxis administered prior to surgery may affect surgical site infection rates, according to research presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons' 2014 conference and covered by Healio. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. 10 Most-Read Stories on Infection Control & Clinical Quality, March 10-14: ASC

    The following are the most-accessed stories on infection control and clinical quality on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 10-14, starting with the most-read.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Surgical Safety Checklists Only Effective With Proper Training

    Surgical safety checklists may not be as effective in improving quality incomes as previously believed, according to a study in New England Journal of Medicine. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools, March 10-14: ASC

    The following are the most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's ASC Review between March 10-14, 2014, starting with the most-read: By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. Avoiding a Wrong Intraocular Lens Implant

    Despite implementation of the Safe Surgical Checklist, a review of current literature and statistics from ASCs and hospitals across the country demonstrate wrong intraocular lens implants continue to happen. Further steps are needed to avoid these errors. By Kathleen Bernicky, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Operations, Regent Surgical Health -
  2. Patient Safety Tool: VA Tool for Tracking Hand Hygiene Compliance

    The Veterans Association offers free resources for improving quality of care through the VA National Center for Patient Safety. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools March 3-7: ASC

    The following are the 10 most-popular patient safety tools for the week of March 3-7, 2014, on Becker's ASC Review, starting with the most-read. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Patient Safety Tool: Checklist for Boosting Hand Hygiene Compliance

    Johns Hopkins University Medicine (Baltimore) offers complementary hand hygiene resources through its hand hygiene website, Hopkins Hands.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  5. Paper Gowns Over Cloth for SSI Prevention?

    When it comes to surgical attire, paper gowns allow significantly less bacterial contamination than cloth gowns, according to research published in Annals of Surgery. By Ellie Rizzo -
  6. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools Feb. 24-28

    The following are the 10 most-popular patient safety tools for the week of Feb. 24-28 2014, on Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review, starting with the most-read. By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. Infection Following Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion: Rate of Incidence & Factors

    A recent study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine identified the rate of infection following posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative spine disease as well as the factors associated with an increased risk of infection after the procedure.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Sutures, Not Mesh, Lead to Fewer SSIs in Primary Ventral Hernia Repairs

    Using suture repairs instead of mesh repairs in primary ventral hernia procedures lead to fewer surgical site infections, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Top 10 Patient Safety Tools Feb. 17-21: ASC

    The following are the 10 most popular patient safety tools on Becker's ASC Review for the week of Feb. 17-21, 2014, starting with the most-read. By Ellie Rizzo -


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