Dr. Jodi Sherman wants to expand the medical profession’s understanding of patient safety far beyond the exam room and hospital bed. For Sherman, the oft-heard medical mantra of “first do no harm” should also push the health care system to do more to reduce its harmful air emissions and their impact on people’s health.
Hospitals have improved heart-attack care and reduced central-line infections by adopting relatively simple evidence-based procedures.
At least 50 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have been diagnosed in South Korea, where a 68-year-old man who recently traveled to the Middle East visited four hopsitals before being diagnosed.
Saving Boston victims' lives and limbs required a well-coordinated response from emergency medical teams, the city's emergency command center, and hospital staff. Such coordination requires ongoing planning, and planning requires funding.
CDC Director Tom Frieden held a press briefing to warn about carapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which are increasing at an alarming rate.
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