Jane Englebright

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In light of consumers' and regulators' increasing focus on infection prevention, infection control practices and resources were surveyed at 134 hospitals owned by the Hospital Corporation of America. Infection control practices and resources varied substantially among hospitals, and many facilities reported difficulty acquiring the data they needed to(More)
Automated dispensing machines (ADM) are a computerized companion technology that reduces labor and contributes to patient safety. When stocked, ADMs store medications and control electronic dispensing. In emergent situations, facilities can approve nursing retrieval of medications prior to pharmacy review via override from the ADM. However, retrieving(More)
BACKGROUND Collaborative and toolkit approaches have gained traction for improving quality in health care. OBJECTIVE To determine if a quality improvement virtual collaborative intervention would perform better than a toolkit-only approach at preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs).(More)
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