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  1. Researchers Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections With Nanodrug   
    A research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is pioneering a new approach to battling dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections. Read more about their research published in ACS Infectious Diseases, a publication of the American Chemical Society.   UAMS   
  2. Exploring the Intersection of Concurrent Surgeries and False Claims Enforcement 
    Patient safety advocates and organizations like the American College of Surgeons are taking a closer look at policies that allow hospitals to double-book surgeries after a Boston Globe exposé brought the controversial practice to the public’s attention last fall. PSQH News
  3. When a surgeon should just say ‘I’m sorry’
    Apologies can do wonders – even when it comes to devastating medical errors. Learn more about why more hospitals are shifting from “deny and defend” to a more accountable “acknowledge and apologize” response when mistakes are made.   CNN
  4. Email-based care transition bundle improved patient care and communication    
    Access a University of California San Francisco study which found that implementation of an email-based communication bundle generated a 17% increase in  7-day scheduled follow-up appointments and a 14% increase in attended appointments. Healio
  5. How to Improve Hospital Operations and Patient Safety in 14 Minutes a Day 
    Nursing leader Bob Dent, RN, senior vice president, COO and CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital shares how daily leadership huddles have helped to promote patient safety facility wide.  H&HN