HAIs are nursing-sensitive, but prevention takes team effort

02/18/2014 | HealthLeaders Media

Columbia University School of Nursing researchers wrote in the American Journal of Infection Control that not all health care professionals adhere to policies aimed at preventing hospital-associated infections. These infections are nurse-sensitive outcomes but cannot be prevented solely by nurses. "Nurses are very much part of the team, but [HAIs] should be considered an interdisciplinary problem," lead author Patricia Stone said. "Nurses should be leading the team."

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