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A Systems and Behavioral Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Practice 
A Systems and Behavioral Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Practice 
Mapping specific interventions to motivators of behavior can improve healthcare worker hand hygiene performance. A multimodal framework of system and behavioral strategies is vital to understand and mitigate gaps in hand hygiene compliance. 

 

Improving Care for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Acute Care Setting 
Treating a patient with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult. Understanding the needs of patients with ASD and using effective strategies to communicate and care for them are essential to provide high-quality care to this patient population. 
Decision Tree Helps Standardize Reporting of Falls Event Types 
Standardizing the assignment of falls event types provides a clearer picture of the circumstances surrounding inpatient falls, improves the reliability and validity of data, and better informs falls prevention programs. 
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Identify errors associated with opioids 
Implementation Anticipated by April 2015… 
Autism Ribbon 
Prevent the spread of flu  Identify errors associated with opioids  Final Guidance of MCARE Reporting Requirements  Consumer Tips for Autism Patients and Their Families When Using the Healthcare System 
 
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