TITLE

BEYOND EMOTION: ETHICS AND RESULTS IN INFECTION CONTROL

AUTHOR(S)
CLARK, CHERYL
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles epidemiologist Michael Edmond of Virginia Commonwealth University (CVU) Medical Center who spearheaded the initiative of focusing on head-of-bed elevation for mechanically ventilated patients and chlorhexidine baths for patients, hand hygiene to prevent infections in hospitals.
ACCESSION #
69540354

 

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