Posted on - 01/01/2017

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Posted on - 12/31/2016

Effective January 1, 2017, the new NPSG for Joint Commission accredited nursing care centers will require nursing care centers to “implement evidence-based practices to prevent indwelling CAUTIs.” The same NPSG, already applicable to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals, includes several revisions to its elements of performance (EPs) to align with current scientific evidence as documented in the 2014 update

The new Elements of Performance (EPs), include:
  • Educate staff and licensed independent practitioners involved in the use of indwelling urinary catheters about CAUTI and the importance of infection prevention.
  • Develop written criteria, using established evidence-based guidelines, for placement of an indwelling urinary catheter.
  • Follow written procedures based on established evidence-based guidelines for inserting and maintaining an indwelling urinary catheter.
  • Measure and monitor CAUTI prevention processes and outcomes in high-volume areas.
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Posted on - 12/31/2016

 The SHEA Rsearch Network invites investigators to submit  research proposals focused on antimicrobial stewardship.  Investigators interested in engaging the Network for a study should complete the Study Proposal Concept Form and submit it to SRN@shea-online.org or fax: (703) 684-1009.

Examples of recent research articles on antimicrobial stewardship in ICHE include (Be sure to login to access the full article):Click here

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Posted on - 10/15/2016


Joint Commission says "Bullying has no place in health care" 

  (OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. – October 4, 2016) The Joint Commission today launched an online resource center dedicated to preventing workplace violence in health care settings. The resource center, “Workplace Violence Prevention Resources,” provides a broad range of resources for health care organizations, health care professionals and the general public. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Posted on - 09/27/2016

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) ,a drug withdrawal syndrome that newborns infants experienced  after birth as a result of being exposed to opioids while in the womb.The newborn exposed to this condition displays multiple symptoms such as hyperirritability, excessive crying, poor sleep, poor feeding, diarrhea, hypertonia and tremors,poor sucking reflex, and in some cases, seizures shortly after  birth.To learn more click  here

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