Engage your community during Infection Prevention Week 2021

Hospitals play an important role in communities’ success, in social, economic and health spheres. The theme for this year’s International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 17-23), make your intention infection prevention, is meant not just for infection preventionists and other health care workers, but also for the communities we serve.... Read More >>

International Infection Prevention Week is coming up

The intent of the 2021 International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 17-23) is to highlight the science behind infection prevention and inspire the next generation of infection preventionists (IPs) to join the fight.... Read More >>

Time to promote flu vaccines

It’s easy for the pandemic to leave people feeling helpless as individuals. Research shows that helping people focus on what they can control — the actions that will keep them healthy — can be energizing... Read More >>

Delta variant has created additional risks for our pregnant population

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on communities across the country, and the Delta variant has created additional risks for our pregnant population... Read More >>

Upcoming conference addresses trends in substance use treatment

National Recovery Month is coming to an end, but the conversation about substance use disorders is continuing. One opportunity to learn more is an upcoming virtual conference, “Addressing Substance Use Disorder: The Path Forward"... Read More >>

WMC takes public action against COVID-19 misinformation

On Sept. 22, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) voted during a special meeting of commissioners to unanimously adopt a COVID-19 Misinformation Position Statement... Read More >>

WSHA launches readmissions data dashboard

As part of our Readmissions Roundtable series, WSHA is pleased to announce the launch of a new safety and quality data dashboard for our hospitals in Washington... Read More >>

Workforce spotlight: Nurse technician (student nurse) information

WSHA wants to ensure members are aware of the option to include the nurse technician (student nurse) role at your hospital, clinic or long-term care unit... Read More >>

From MultiCare Deaconess: Fall prevention strategies in a pandemic

A pandemic makes for difficult circumstances to improve processes. Here at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, we went back to fall prevention basics, conducting a PDSA using established tools and research as a guide... Read More >>

Advoque Safeguard issues respirator user notice

On Sept. 17, 2021, Advoque Safeguard issued a user notice identifying six very small lots of the model SG100 N95 Particulate Filtering Respirator (TC-84A-9284) that require additional sampling for pressure testing... Read More >>

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