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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Cooke CR, Iwashyna TJ
Sepsis mandates: improving inpatient care while advancing quality improvement.
In light of improvements in the care of the acutely ill hospitalized patients and changes in the epidemiology of hospital care, the authors recommend new quality mandates focused on sepsis. These mandates should: (1) address the reality that sepsis is frequently underdiagnosed, (2) focus on catalyzing and aggregating local efforts for quality improvements, and (3) plan for a phased implementation, improving measures in select sites prior to national roll-out.
Citation: Cooke CR, Iwashyna TJ . Sepsis mandates: improving inpatient care while advancing quality improvement. JAMA. 2014 Oct 8;312(14):1397-8. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.11350..
Keywords: Quality of Care, Hospitalization, Inpatient Care, Critical Care, Sepsis
Septimus EJ, Hayden MK, Kleinman K
Does chlorhexidine bathing in adult intensive care units reduce blood culture contamination? A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial.
The investigators determined rates of blood culture contamination comparing 3 strategies to prevent intensive care unit (ICU) infections: screening and isolation, targeted decolonization, and universal decolonization. They demonstrated that universal decolonization with mupirocin and chlorhexidine bathing resulted in a significant reduction in blood culture contamination.
AHRQ-funded; 290201000008I; 290032007T.
Citation: Septimus EJ, Hayden MK, Kleinman K . Does chlorhexidine bathing in adult intensive care units reduce blood culture contamination? A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Oct;35 Suppl 3:S17-22. doi: 10.1086/677822.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Sepsis