Healthcare-Associated Infections Patient Safety Webinar Available Through the Truax Group

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Patient safety training modules are now available on the internet with a focus on prevention of healthcare-associated infections, hospital-acquired infections or nosocomial infections. This is especially important since Medicare will soon stop payment for certain preventable complications.

The Truax Group, a healthcare consulting company that focuses on patient safety, is now offering a webinar on Healthcare-Associated Infections as one of its interactive patient safety training modules. "Since CMS announced that Medicare will no longer reimburse for certain potentially preventable complications, our most frequently requested services have been related to healthcare-associated infections," said Bradley T. Truax, M.D., principal consultant for the company. "Prevention of nosocomial infections has always improved the bottom line for hospitals but now, more than ever, the return on investment for hospital infection prevention programs is huge," he continued. Many Medicaid programs and private health insurers have also expressed their intent to withhold reimbursement for preventable complications.

The webinar focuses on such topics as central line-associated bacteremia, MRSA infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, post-stroke pneumonia, surgical site infections, nosocomial urinary tract infections and other catheter-related infections.

Interested healthcare organizations can find out more by going to or by calling toll-free at 1-866-9PSAFETY. The website also provides for free the Patient Safety Tip of the Week and What's New in the Patient Safety World column plus well over a hundred useful tips in our archives, and access to a variety of patient safety tools, resources and links. Its easy to sign up to get the free Patient Safety Tip of the Week via e-mail.

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