Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has become well-known at hospitals nationwide for developing a proven method of reducing deadly infections associated with central lines. His checklist and changes to hospital culture led to astounding decreases in these infections in a landmark study conducted in Michigan. The protocol is now being used across the U.S. He recently spoke with the AJC’s Carrie Teegardin by phone. This is an edited transcript of his remarks.
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