N.J. hospital ICUs make changes to lower infection rates

06/21/2011 | Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Two New Jersey hospitals singled out by Consumer Reports for having among the worst ICU infection rates in 2009 made significant changes to bring those figures down for 2010. The spike came at Roswell Park Cancer Institute when bone marrow transplant patients were moved to the ICU, so staff switched antibiotics and changed wound dressing policies, while at Kaleida Health the ICU implemented a policy to allow nurses to stop a procedure if they saw a violation of the hospital's infection prevention rules.

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