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This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 21

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., will explain how his 5-step checklist has reduced the IV infection rate to nearly zero in the hospitals where it is followed. Dr. Pronovost is the director of adult critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Harvard child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, M.D., will discuss how the suicide of her mother affected her life in her new book In Her Wake. Dr. Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore hand sanitizers.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.
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