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Study questions use of contact precautions with MRSA, VRE patients

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Hospitals can stop using routine contact precautions for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections and save time and money without increasing rates of hospital-acquired infections, researchers told the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America conference. The study found the policy change reduced the time ICU and other staff spent putting on personal protective equipment, which was linked to cost savings. Medscape (free registration) (05/26)


N.J. patients spend longer time in ICU, report says

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Hospitalization in final year of life may worsen disabilities

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Specialist shortage means some N.Y. EDs must send patients elsewhere

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Certified practitioners bring music to the ICU

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Study: Additional stroke care intervention may be cost effective

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Hospitals create early warning systems to improve patient care

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Study: Telemedicine cuts pediatric care costs, patient transfers in rural areas

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Decision-making tools may aid seriously ill patients

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Special transport crews get critically ill patients to care

Critical Care SmartBrief | May 26, 2015


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