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Proposed Rule Would End Public Disclosure of Fatal, Rising Hospital Infections
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  • Dana

    As a surgical nurse, this should not happen. What needs to happen is more education in preventing these infections. I worked as a floor nurse many years ago and don’t believe I was educated properly to prevent these infections. If I had ever been the cause of these infections to one person then that is one too many. These infections need to be public knowledge. Patients need to know if the hospital they go to have a rising rate of infection. These infections can cause disability and even death. I have seen too many times what this does to patients. The public has a right to know. I would hope that keeping this info public knowledge then maybe the hospitals will do more to prevent this. Those of us that work in surgery get so much education on prevention but I know as a floor nurse, I didn’t get that kind of education.

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