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Handwashing Policies in Healthcare Settings Ought to Include Patients

Hand hygiene for healthcare professionals and staff in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is a valuable strategy to reduce the spread of infection. But what about patients’ hand hygiene?

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Special Edition of Dateline: Honoring Patients’ End-of-Life Decisions

In this special issue of Dateline, we review physicians’ medical, ethical and legal obligations to honor individual patient preferences at the end of life.

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Foot Traffic in Operating Rooms May Pose Patient Safety Risks

In addition to concerns for potential contamination from airflow, excessive foot traffic may pose a risk for distraction of the OR staff.

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Risk Management Tips: How to Properly Discharge a Patient

Discharge of a patient from care can be complex, but these patient discharge recommendations provide some guidance.

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