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NICUs in Florida and Eight Other States Cut Bloodstream Infections by More than Half

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that their nine-state patient safety program to reduce central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns in hospital NICUs has effected an overall relative reduction of infections by 58% in less than one year. According to the report, this translates into […]

Increasing RNs Involvement in Quality Improvement Initiatives

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Funded by the by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a new research study published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality found little difference in participation in quality improvement (QI) initiatives by RNs licensed between 2004/2005 and between 2007/2008. Despite these findings, the research team noted that there has been […]

Excessive Use of Cesarean Sections in the US Costing Health System @$5 Billion

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Many maternal and infant health advocacy groups and practitioners have known for some time that the excessive use of cesarean sections in the US have placed mothers and infants at unnecessary risks. Now, a new comprehensive study by the research firm Truven Health Analytics has quantified monetarily the effects of cesarean […]

Dr. John Curran earns USF Distinguished Service Award

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For his years of service and devotion to USF and to the entire Tampa Bay region, John Curran, MD, was presented with USF’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Curran, who is professor of pediatrics, associate vice president for Faculty and Academic Affairs at USF Health, and senior executive associate dean for […]