The #1 recommendation of researcher Sean Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business? Hiring more nurses will reduce the spread of deadly or damaging hospital-acquired infections.
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1. Hire more nurses.
This strategy is simplest in terms of complexity, if not in terms of feasibility, Barnes says. “By limiting the number of patients each nurse comes into contact with, transmission can be limited significantly.”