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Trends In Hospital Infection Prevention And Control

With hospital acquired infections estimated to cost $17 billion in the USA alone, the magazine Infection Control Today convened a panel discussion on this topic.

The panelists included Rabih Darouiche, MD, director of the Center of Prostheses Infection at Baylor College of Medicine; Charles Edmiston, PhD, SM (ASCP), CIC, professor of surgery and hospital epidemiologist at Froedtert Hospital - Medical College of Wisconsin, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Glenn Mitchell, MD, chief medical officer at the Sisters of Mercy Health System; Denise Murphy, RN, MPH, CIC, vice president for quality and patient Safety at Main Line Health System; and Ruth Shumaker, RN, BSN, CNOR, a healthcare management and perioperative consultant.

Read more about this discussion in this 5-page news report at

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2011/01/trends-in-infection-prevention-and-control-experts-share-perspectives-on-key-issues.aspx

A full report of this panel discussion is available at

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/lib/download-asset.ashx?item_id={E0CD0AC1-057C-4206-B53F-2704629D41B1}

 

 

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