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  • No Difference in Common Skin Antiseptic Effectiveness

    Clinical effectiveness among several common skin antiseptic agents used to prevent surgical site infections is about equal, according to an article in┬áJournal of the American College of Surgeons. 
  • 6 Statistics on SSIs at ASCs

    In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have made headway in determining rates of surgical site infections following ambulatory surgery. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association detailed the frequency of serious SSIs after low- or moderate-risk ambulatory surgery in patients with a low risk of surgical complications. 
  • 7 Tips for ASC Infection Control Compliance

    The following tips for remaining compliant with CMS' infection control regulations for ASCs come from Oregon Patient Safety Commission's infection prevention specialist, Mary Post, RN and Libby Chimes, RN, BSN, owner of IC Solutions, an infection control company in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The two were interviewed for an article in Infection Control Today. 
  • Top 10 Quality Stories, Feb. 10-14: ASC

    The following are the most popular stories on the Becker's ASC Review quality channel for the week of Feb. 10 to 14, starting with the most read. 
  • Top 10 Patient Safety Tools Feb. 10-14

    The following are the 10 most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review for the week of Feb. 3, starting with the most-read. 
  • HPV Highly Resistant to Standard Medical Cleaning Processes

    The human papillomavirus is highly resistant to commonly used clinical disinfectants, according to a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 
  • Patient Experience Not Related to Surgical Outcomes

    Patient reported experiences of elective surgical procedures are only weakly correlated with better surgical outcomes, according to an article in BMJ Quality & Safety. 
  • 10 Most-Read Quality Stories Feb. 3-7: ASC

    The following are the most accessed stories from the Becker's ASC quality channel for the week of Feb. 3-7, starting with the most-read. 
  • 12 Statistics on Patients and Communication in Ambulatory Care

    The following statistics on healthcare communication are from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2009, included in the agency's 2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report. 
  • 10 Most Read Patient Safety Tools Feb. 3-7

    The following are the 10 most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review for the week of Feb. 3, starting with the most-read. 
  • ASC Quality Report: 7 Statistics

    The ASC Quality Collaboration has released a report on six facility-level quality measures of ASCs, collected from July 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2013. 
  • 5 Steps to Better Safety Culture

    Here are 5 tips to building a better safety culture and succeeding at quality and safety initiatives from Lifewings. 
  • ASC QI Projects: Best Ideas for Biggest Impact

    Accreditation surveyors are looking for quality improvement projects that really make a difference for ambulatory surgery centers. 
  • Roundup: Latest Studies, Stories on Medication Safe Practices

    Here are the six latest stories on prescription drug safe practices compiled from Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Hospital Review. 
  • New CMS Quality Measure Requires Improved Patient Visual Function After Cataract Surgery; ASCs Respond

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Final Payment Rule included new quality reporting requirements for cataract surgery, which many ASCs may not be able to meet, according to a report from the Ohio Association for Ambulatory Surgery Centers. 
  • Top 10 Quality Articles Jan. 27-31

    The following are the most popular stories on the Becker's Hospital Review quality channel for the week of Jan. 27 to 31, starting with the most read. 
  • Independent Pharmacies Have Highest Rankings From Patients

    Independent pharmacies top the charts when it comes to customer opinion in categories such as "speed and accuracy," "courtesy and helpfulness," and "pharmacists' knowledge," according to a Consumer Reports pharmacy survey. 
  • Top 10 Patient Safety Tools Jan 27-31

    The following are the 10 most-accessed patient safety tools on Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review for the week of Jan. 27, starting with the most-read. 
  • CLABSI Rates Decrease With Presence of Unit Quality Nurse

    The presence of a unit-based quality nurse to perform patient safety and infection control activities helped reduce the rate of central line-associated blood stream infections on a surgical intensive care unit, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. 
  • Decision-Making, Lack of Knowledge Tank Hand Hygiene Compliance

    To understand reasons for hand hygiene noncompliance, just ask noncompliant healthcare workers. This is the approach researchers took in a study whose results have been published in the American Journal of Infection Control.  


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