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Infection Control Practices Inconsistently Measured in the ED
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When it comes to monitoring infection control compliance in the emergency department, the research literature says providers around the country are inconsistent. They measure different things at different times and in different ways, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to say whether adherence is improving. That’s the conclusion of Columbia University researchers whose literature search found that, especially for hand hygiene and urinary catheter insertion practices, it’s unclear which protocols providers are using to measure compliance.