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4 big hospitals face penalties for infection rates

...quality measurements look at patient problems that could be avoided, from falls to bloodstream infections for patients with catheters.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services identified the Alaska hospitals falling into the lowest 25 percent through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/4-big-hospitals-face-penalties-infectio
State
Home, sweet home birth

...certain medications to manage bleeding, medications for baby, tools and everything to do stitches after birth, bed pans, catheters, equipment to monitor the baby and to insert an IV, though that's not common to do - she has several bags. Another thing...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/home-sweet-home-birth
Neighbors
Outside editorial: Rule ends a terrible Medicare practice

...eight conditions the medical community views as wholly "preventable" - including bedsores, infections caused by unchanged catheters and leaving an object behind in the patient after surgery - will no longer qualify for higher payment. Instead, hospitals...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082707/opi_20070827009.shtml
Opinion
University School of Nursing to hold ceremony for graduates

...Mendelsohn, MeLissa Rose and Rachael Sturrock. Over the past two years, the Juneau students learned to start IVs, urinary catheters, take blood pressure and dress wounds at a lab set-up at the Bill Ray Center. They attended weekly video conferences and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121309/nei_535155783.shtml
Man's best friend?

...is cheapest. This is when they air all the slightly irregulars. You know, commercials for Survival Seeds, mail-order catheters and the Shake Weight. Turn your gold to cash. Learn a foreign language in six weeks. Herbally enhance yourself. Join the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012311/nei_774781422.shtml
Neighbors
Heart-stopping surgery for a heart-stopping cost

...in a shop repairing truck tires. Next they hook you up to the heart-lung machine with a spaghetti of tubes, wires and catheters. The team - 11 people in my case - then stops your heart by clamping off the aorta and flushing its chambers with a cocktail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122709/opi_539990685.shtml
Surviving breast cancer

...deliver that high-dose radiation, they put catheters in you. So I had like 15 to 16 catheters, the size of little coffee stirrers, sticking...Fischer said doctors would attacher her catheters up to a machine for treatment. "It looked...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100308/nei_339923368.shtml
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