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Evaluation of Team STEPPS training in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Purpose Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) face many challenges in providing safe and competent care to a frail population. Surveys of SNF staff reveal poorer levels of safety culture compared to their hospital counterparts. ...
Opioid overdose: Patients’ knowledge of and ability to manage the life-threatening crisis
Purpose: Increasing naloxone access for opioid users has become a nationwide initiative. Naloxone can be a lifesaving medication, yet it is essential that patients understand when and how to use it and can communicate this ...
Can Private Rooms Save Costs by reducing HAIs?: a Monte-Carlo Simulation Study for Cost-Benefit Analyses of a Public Safety-net Hospital
Purpose: Private patient rooms (PPRs) have long been hypothesized to lower the risk of critical hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) including methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), methicillin-resistant ...
Study of trends in opioid prescription for chronic abdominal pain from 2009-2014 using National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) data
Purpose: Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) is a common reason for health care visits affecting approximately 25% of adults. Often opioids are prescribed to treat CAP, though there is not much evidence to support this. Opioid ...
How Dirty is Your Phone?—Linking Restroom Behavior to Cell Phone Contamination at a Health Science Center
1. Purpose Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States annually, accounting for 251,000 lives annually. Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) account for nearly 40% of this population, ...