Selecting a Strategy to Stop HAI

August 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2011, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p52
The article focuses on the healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention programs launched by urban hospitals in the U.S. The MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington are testing intensive care unit (ICU) patients for infections upon admission to and discharge from the unit. The NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois was the first hospital system to institute universal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) testing for all patients being admitted. INSET: Studies Differ on Universal Testing.


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