HHS sees little progress on healthcare-related infections

first_imgApr 14, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – The latest data show little progress in eliminating healthcare-associated infections, with several types increasing, according to a report released yesterday by the US Department of Health and Human Services.The 2009 National Healthcare Quality Report shows increases in postoperative sepsis (bloodstream infections), postoperative urinary tract infections (UTIs), and a mix of other infections. On the positive side, rates of postoperative pneumonia dropped almost 12%.The figures, the latest data available, mostly date to 2007. Released with the healthcare quality report was HHS’s annual National Healthcare Disparities Report. Both were produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).”Despite promising improvements in a few areas of health care, we are not achieving the more substantial strides that are needed to address persistent gaps in quality and access,” AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, said in a news release.The agency estimated that the rate of postoperative sepsis increased 8.0%, the worst showing of any of the quality measures assessed. The sepsis rate in adult elective surgeries in 2006 was 15.1 per 1,000, the report says.The rate of postoperative catheter-associated UTIs in Medicare beneficiaries increased 3.6%, the AHRQ said. About 4.9% of such patients had a catheter-related UTI in 2007.Also rising is the rate of “selected infections due to medical care,” up 1.6%, according to the report, which does not list the infections included.The agency found no change in the rate of bloodstream infections linked to central venous catheters (tubes placed in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin to give medication or collect blood samples) from 2005 to 2007. These occurred in about 3.5% of patients in 2007, according to a chart in the report.The lack of improvement in several types of healthcare-related infections may partly reflect improving detection, the report states.The rate of postoperative pneumonia in Medicare patients dropped an estimated 11.6%, the AHRQ said. Overall from 2002 to 2007, the proportion of adult surgical patients who had either pneumonia or a thromboembolic event after surgery dropped from 3.4% to 1.4%.The agency found an improvement in the use of a recommended measure for preventing surgical wound infections: administration of appropriate antibiotics within 1 hour before surgery. The proportion of adult patients who received appropriately timed antibiotics improved from 74.9% in 2005 to 86.4% in 2007, the report states.However, elderly patients were less likely to get this treatment than those younger than 65. Also, says the news release, “Although rates are improving incrementally, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians are less likely than whites to receive preventive antibiotics before surgery in a timely manner.”Clancy said AHRQ-funded research in Michigan has shown that healthcare-related infections can be sharply reduced. “We are now working to make sure that happens in all hospitals,” she said.By adopting standardized procedures, more than 100 intensive care units in Michigan have kept the rate of central catheter–associated bloodstream infections near zero for 3 years, the agency said. It said it has expanded this project nationwide with new funds that became available last year.See also: Apr 13 AHRQ press releasehttp://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2010/qrdr09pr.htmFull text of the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Reporthttp://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr09/Key.htmllast_img read more

KPBSD School Weather Related Delays And Closures

first_imgHow to stay up to date:Tune into the Morning Update, weekdays from 6am-9am on KSRM 920AM and streaming onlineKPBSD Mobile App push notification (Kenai Peninsula Borough SD)KPBSD website home page: www.KPBSD.org According to a release from KPBSD Communications Liaison Pegge Erkeneff: “KPBSD is committed to school safety, and educating every student. An involved process takes place early in the morning before the decision is made to close, or delay the start of school by two-hours. Additionally, if a school make-up day is necessary, several factors contribute to determine the date for one or more make-up days of school.” KPBSD district office communications will post two-hour school delays or closures, and subsequent updates, usually starting by 5:30 AM. If nothing is announced, assume schools are open on a normal schedule.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The change in seasons is upon us, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District wants to ensure students, families, and staff stay up to date on weather related delays and closures.last_img read more

Prep football: Week 6 game capsules

first_imgThursday’s gamesMansfield vs. AirlineWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., AirlineRECORDS: Mansfield 0-5, Airline 5-0LAST WEEK: Mansfield lost to Logansport 28-14, Airline def. Captain Shreve 56-21LAST YEAR: Did not playMANSFIELD NOTES: Wolverines a member of District 1-3A … Mansfield averaging 14-4 points per game and allowing 26.6 … Wolverines started season with one- and two-point lossesAIRLINE NOTES: Vikings averaging 45.2 points per game and allowing 10.8 … Airline hasn’t had a game closer than 15 points … Vikings 5-0 for first time since Bo Meeks took over in 2011PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mansfield — QB Lakendrick Ross, WR Lamarea Evans. Airline — OL Lane Williams, DB DeAngelo Pouncy.Captain Shreve vs. ParkwayWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover StadiumRECORDS: Captain Shreve 1-4, 0-2 1-5A; Parkway 4-1, 1-1LAST WEEK: Captain Shreve lost to Airline 56-21, Parkway def. Byrd 20-6LAST YEAR: Parkway won 49-14CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators have lost three straight by an average of 29 points … Gators averaging 12.8 points per game and allowing 33PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers defense didn’t allow a TD last week … Parkway rebounded from 56-21 loss to Evangel … Keondre Wudtee has passed for 1.191 yards and 10 TDsPLAYERS TO WATCH: Captain Shreve — QB Lucas Grubb, DB Michael Edwards. Parkway — RB/R CJ Morgan, DB Lloyd Cole.Minden vs. BentonWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., BentonRECORDS: Minden 4-1, 2-0 1-4A; Benton 4-1, 2-0LAST WEEK: Minden def. Huntington 32-0, Benton def. North DeSoto 28-21LAST YEAR: Minden won 25-24, OTMINDEN NOTES: Tide have won three straight since Week 2 17-10 loss to Haughton … After some early offensive struggles, Minden has averaged 31.3 points in last three gamesBENTON NOTES: Tigers have won three straight since Week 2 loss to Natchitoches Central … Sophomore RB Jermaine Newton had a big game last weekPLAYERS TO WATCH: Minden — DB Patrick Heard, RB L’Jarius Sneed. Benton — DL TJ Anderson, RB Jermaine Newton.Plain Dealing vs. GramblingWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., GramblingRECORDS: Plain Dealing 2-3, 1-1 1-A; Grambling 2-3, 0-2LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing lost to Haynesville 53-6, Grambling lost to D’Arbonne Woods 42-20LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 28-14PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions have played tough schedule that includes 5A Haughton, 1A No. 1 St. Mary’s and defending 1A champ Haynesville … Lions trailed Haynesville just 14-6 at he halfGRAMBLING NOTES: Grambling has lost two straight by a combined 62 points … Kittens posted shutouts in both of their victoriesPLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — QB Matt Sullivan, LB Bijan Mitchell.Friday’s gamesHaughton vs. ByrdWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges StadiumRECORDS: Haughton 5-0, 1-0 1-5A; Byrd 4-1, 1-1LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Southwood 35-0, Byrd lost to Parkway 20-6LAST YEAR: Byrd won 42-7HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs averaging 37.6 points per game and allowing 13.8 … Haughton scored four TDs in the second half last week … QB Darius Brooks completed nine of 13 passes for 135 yards last weekBYRD NOTES: Jackets had 16-game regular-season winning streak snapped last week … Byrd comes into game banged-upPLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — RB Kei’Untre Normandin, K Nico Broadway. Byrd — RB Tray Allen.Bossier vs. NorthwoodWHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., NorthwoodRECORDS: Bossier 3-2, 0-2 1-4A; Northwood 2-3, 0-2LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Woodlawn 44-21, Northwood lost to Fair Park 24-20BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have dropped two straight after 3-0 start … Bossier was within nine of Woodlawn in the fourth quarterNORTHWOOD NOTES: Falcons led 20-8 at the half last week … WR Marquez Stevenson had seven catches for 156 yards last week … Falcons have lost two straightPLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, QB/DE Keimun Daniels. Northwood — QB Peyton Bogan, WR Marquez Stevenson.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Shawn Elliott previews the Florida game

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Squash: Tanvi Singh shocks No 2 seed Sunayna Kuruvilla

first_imgSemifinals: Men’s singles: Saurav Ghosal (TN-X1) beat Abhay Singh (TN-5/8) 11-9, 11-1, 11-8; Abhishek Pradhan (Maharashtra-X2) beat Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (TN- 3/4) 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 9-11, 11-7.Women: Joshana Chinappa (TN-X1) beat Sanya Vats (Delhi-5/8) 11-9, 11-7, 114; Tanvi Khanna (Delhi-3/4) beat Sunayna Kuruvilla (TN-X2) 11-6, 3-11, 11-8, 8-11, 12-10. COMMENT First Published: 14th February, 2020 20:48 IST Last Updated: 14th February, 2020 20:48 IST Squash: Tanvi Singh Shocks No 2 Seed Sunayna Kuruvilla Tanvi Singh pulled off a surprise win over second-seeded Sunayna Kuruvilla, winning in five games to reach the women’s singles final of the 77th Senior National LIVE TV Written By Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US Tanvi Singh pulled off a surprise win over second-seeded Sunayna Kuruvilla, winning in five games to reach the women’s singles final of the 77th Senior National Squash Championship at the ISA courts on Friday. The top-seeds in the men’s and women’s sections-Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa marched into the finals with easy victories while the experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu, on a comeback trail, crashed out with a defeat at the hands of No. 2 seed Abhay Singh. In the women’s semis, Tanvi Khanna prevailed 11-6, 3-11, 11-8, 8-11, 12-10 in a thriller against Sunayna, the local girl, for her maiden entry into the national final.The fast-improving Khanna and the second-seed, a local girl, went toe in the first four games, winning alternate sets. Inconsistency appeared to hurt Kuruvilla as she allowed her opponent from Delhi to get away and let a match point slip away. Khanna also struggled and as she admitted, glass court was not something she was used to but managed to remain afloat despite the contest extending.However, she held her nerve to emerge winner. Ghosal, the 12-time champion in the men’s and 17-time champion Joshna Chinappa did not have to exert themselves much to seal their berths in the summit clash. Sandhu appeared to be down and out after losing the first two games against his Mumbai opponent before launching a tenacious fightback. However, the Chennai player could not sustain the good run and lost the decider 7-11. Meanwhile, the 20th anniversary of the Indian Squash Academy was celebrated at an event which saw trainees being felicitated. SRFI president Debendranath Sarangi and TNSRA president N Ramachandran were present.Results WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more