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December 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2008, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p17
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The article explores the broader implications of bacterial resistance and what needs to be done to limit its impact. The outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a neonatal intensive care unit is described, as well as the adoption by Novant Health of a zero-tolerance approach to improper hand hygiene. Several steps that can help executives demonstrate that patient safety is a priority are outlined.


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