ICU Collaborative yields results

SUE MUSSO, a registered nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, washes an intensive-care unit patient’s mouth with chlorhexidine, a 
practice aimed at reducing ventilator-acquired pneumonia. /
SUE MUSSO, a registered nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, washes an intensive-care unit patient’s mouth with chlorhexidine, a practice aimed at reducing ventilator-acquired pneumonia. /
Dr. Mitchell M. Levy has worked internationally to promote patient safety, reduce hospital-acquired infections and improve treatment of life-threatening conditions. Within the medical intensive-care unit (MICU) at Rhode Island Hospital, he long has emphasized safety and collaboration. But even Levy, the well-respected expert, can point out several improvements in his unit that are the direct…

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