Data for the doubters
You have to hand it to them: a recent study by hospital epidemiology and infection control department proves that hand hygiene has a measurable impact on spreading infection.
Teaching future doctors the basics of medication errors
Allowing medical students to focus on medication errors in a real setting helps them appreciate the importance of patient safety systems. Researchers studied medical students enrolled in an observational course focused on medication errors.
Safety checklist continues to keep hospital infections in check
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a patient safety expert, has significantly changed the way physicians think about these infections.