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      • To Err Is Human

        Published Dec 06 2017, 03:15 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • Center for Disease Control
        • medication errors
        • US News & World Report
        • nursing documentation
        • Patient Safety
        • Falls
        • medical errors
        • hospital-acquired infections

        Medical errors are a leading cause of death. Learn some proven tips for safer patient care.

      • Please Wash Me

        Published Nov 21 2017, 05:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • Center for Disease Control
        • infection prevention
        • healthcare-associated infections

        Less than 100% hand hygiene compliance puts both patients and caregivers at risk for infection.

      • Tools for Decreasing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

        Published Nov 15 2017, 05:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CLABSI
        • CDC
        • intensive care unit
        • AHRQ

        CLABSIs are costly, but preventable.

      • Zika Virus Update

        Published Aug 16 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • Zika virus
        • zika
        • Center for Disease Control

        Changes in Zika incidences and associated blood test procedure prompts CDC to update guidelines.  

      • Making Fall Rates Fall

        Published Feb 27 2017, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • CDC
        • patient safety
        • fall risk assessment
        • falls history
        • Falls
        • JCR
        • elderly
        • postural hypotension
        • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
        • patient injury
        • hospital-acquired condition

        Falls are the leading cause of death and injury for U.S. citizens over age 65.   

      • Responding to Zika

        Published Dec 05 2016, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • rapid response teams
        • Guillian Barre syndrome
        • emergency response team
        • Center for Disease Control
        • RRT
        • zika

        The latest CDC efforts to control further U.S. outbreaks 

      • “Bugbusting” – Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections with EBP

        Published Aug 24 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • evidence-based practice
        • CLABSI
        • HAIs
        • SSI
        • MRSA
        • EBP
        • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
        • CAUTI
        • hospital-acquired infections

        Every day, 1 in 25 patients acquires an infection at the hospital.  

      • Just In Time for Mosquito Season: A Zika Virus Update

        Published May 18 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Zika virus infection
        • CDC
        • Zika virus
        • microcephaly
        • virus
        • mosquito
        • infection
        • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
        • Lippincott Advisor
        • viral infection

        With mosquito season right around the corner, what threat does the Zika virus pose for the U.S.?

      • A Prescription for Trouble

        Published Jan 18 2016, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • C diff
        • over-prescribing
        • antibiotic resistance
        • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
        • CDI
        • antimicrobial agents
        • antibiotics
        • antibiotic prescriptions
        • bacteria
        • resistant bacteria
        • Resistant organisms
        • Center for Disease Control
        • MRSA
        • Clostridium difficile infection
        • infection

        What are dangers of overprescribing antibiotic medications?  

      • Vaccine Exemptions Up for Debate

        Published Mar 09 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • vaccinations
        • IOM
        • American Nurses Assocation
        • childhood vaccines
        • Institute of Medicine
        • exemptions
        • measles outbreak
        • ANA

        Following the Disneyland measles outbreak, lawmakers in 10 states are moving to make vaccine exemptions harder to obtain. The issue remains an intensely divisive one.

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