Four changes to processes helped Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital cut its Clostridium difficile infection rates, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.
A study published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety linked the improvement to:
• Implementing IT-based alerts on correct protocols
• An antimicrobial stewardship program
• Enhancing monitoring for room turnovers
• Staff educationSee the latest posts on our homepage