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February 26, 2009

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MRSA infections in ICU patients decline over decade
Multi-hospital project launches to reduce ICU CA-BSIs

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Center issues report on competency-based governance
One in 10 adults experiences serious mental distress
Outpatient pain medicine spending triples in 10 years
Uninsured hospital stays rise 34% in decade's time
 
MRSA infections in ICU patients decline over decade
  The incidence of central-line associated bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus declined by nearly 50% in ICU patients between 1997 and 2007, according to a new study published in JAMA. More
 
Multi-hospital project launches to reduce ICU CA-BSIs
  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced that hospital associations in 10 states have been selected to participate in a program to test methods of reducing central-line associated bloodstream infections in hospital ICUs. More
 
Center issues report on competency-based governance
  The American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance has released the 2009 Blue Ribbon Panel Report Competency-Based Governance: A Foundation for Board and Organizational Effectiveness, which includes recommendations for hospital boards of trustees, educators, and researchers to better understand and practice competency-based governance. More
 
One in 10 adults experiences serious mental distress
  An estimated 24.3 million U.S. adults experienced serious psychological distress in 2007, and only 45% of them received mental health services, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. More
 
Outpatient pain medicine spending triples in 10 years
  According to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report, the nation spent $13.2 billion on outpatient prescription pain medicines in 2006, three times more than in 1996. More
 
Uninsured hospital stays rise 34% in decade’s time
  The number of uninsured hospital stays increased 34% between 1997 and 2006 to more than 2.2 million per year, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. More

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Management CE: A captive condition: Childhood obesity
  A healthcare epidemic, obesity in children continues to challenge clinicians. Lack of preplanning for the hospitalized obese child threatens both patient and caregiver safety. More

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Linen Usage: Impact on Pressure and Microclimate

Underpads and layers of linen are positioned under patients for numerous reasons, from incontinence, patient transfer and repositioning to patient comfort. The advanced technology utilized in today's support surface has caregivers asking the question, "What type of bed linen should I use under my patients?" This paper discusses the effect of various types and amounts of linens on the performance of different support surfaces.

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