TITLE

The C-Suite Perspective

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2008, Vol. 82 Issue 12, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35729369

 

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