Arizona hospitals take steps to prevent hospital-acquired infections

Hospitals in Arizona are joining health care facilities around the country in ramping up efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections among patients through stricter implementation of handwashing and disinfecting of rooms and equipment. One study initiated by Peter Pronovost of Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that empowering nurses to alert doctors about violations of proper hygiene procedures is one of the best weapons against health-care-related infections.

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