Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hospital elevator buttons carry more bacteria than toilet surfaces

Hospital elevator buttons carry more bacteria than toilet surfaces By Katie Sullivan Hospital elevators are home to more bacteria than toilet surfaces–making the high-traffic area a breeding ground for potentially dangerous infections. Canadian researchers at the University of Toronto found that bacteria commonly colonize on elevator buttons, although most pathogens were not clinically relevant, according… Read more »

Patients remain in danger from preventable errors

Patients remain in danger from preventable errors  Patients remain in danger from preventable errors Expert testifies that patients no safer than they were 15 years ago July 18, 2014 I By Zack Budryk Share Tools Patients today are no safer from harm caused by preventable errors than they were 15 years ago, a leading healthcare… Read more »

How a team of doctors at one hospital boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety

How a team of doctors at one hospital boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety How a team of doctors at one hospital boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety Dr. Gerald Hickson launched the innovative program at Vanderbilt University Hospital after seeing wife’s post-operation care By… Read more »