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HCA Healthcare technology saved nurse’s life by spotting deadly sepsis signs

Sabrina Burkdoll, an HCA Healthcare registered nurse, has heard the word “sepsis” her entire nursing career. She’s well-versed in the signs and symptoms of the deadly infection. She’s seen people enter the emergency room, clinging for life. She’s witnessed the devastation and mayhem surrounding a sepsis diagnosis for both patients and caregivers. Some patients lose…
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HCA Healthcare Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Happy Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019! HCA Healthcare has been an industry leader in patient safety long before it was an established discipline. It is first and foundational for who we are as an organization and what we stand for – safe, high-quality, and efficient care that we’d want for ourselves, our families and our…
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ABATE Infection Trial: HCA Healthcare confronts healthcare-associated infections head-on

For more than a decade, HCA Healthcare has been a leader in the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections and provide a safer hospital environment for our patients. Today, we are thrilled to share the news that a companion study to 2013’s REDUCE MRSA, known as the Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection, or ABATE, Trial,…
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Measles on the rise in the U.S. Here’s why and how to prevent it.

Measles is disease that, on a global basis, has been in decline for decades says Kenneth Sands, MD, HCA Healthcare’s Chief Epidemiologist. However, in the United States, cases of measles are on the increase.  As of August 22, there have been 124 confirmed cases of the disease reported in 22 states and Washington, D.C. That’s…
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