The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on powdered medical gloves went into effect on January 18. It’s now forbidden to use, advertise, and market powdered surgeon’s gloves, patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for surgeon’s gloves at medical clinics and hospitals.
While all organizations face their own set of challenges when it comes to ensuring operational excellence and patient safety, one particular issue rose to the top at this facility requiring immediate attention: Like many small, rural facilities, the hospital didn’t have a 24/7 pharmacy, and relied on automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) to provide most medications on the acute care floor. Unfortunately, these machines were often inadequately stocked, resulting in a host of issues for nursing staff.
In an effort to encourage physicians to use the databases, a pilot program has linked the Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program with the University of Colorado Hospital’s EHR/EMR.
To the editor: Thank you for giving visibility to the story of CRICO’s story of leadership in patient safety. It is worthy of praise and emulation. Yet, I think there are critical pieces of the story that perhaps space didn’t permit telling, although I think they are among the most important. Then again, I have … Continued
How the U.S. Air Force’s new reliability model focusing on task saturation improved antibiotic stewardship and overall value-based care quickly and cost-effectively.
As the country wonders about the next iteration or obliteration of the Affordable Care Act and how to prepare for changes to the healthcare marketplace in 2017, the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire, starring Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr., may have all the answers we need. Cruise plays Maguire, a sports agent who represents Rod Tidwell, a fictional Arizona Cardinals wide receiver played by Gooding.
When an inpatient experiences an adverse incident or a near miss, hospitals with appropriate patient safety and quality assurance programs determine through an explicit risk-based prioritization methodology whether they should conduct a thorough investigation.
Although some emerging technology promises a patient safety cure-all, hospitals need to evaluate clinician workflow before implementing new gadgets
Against the backdrop of increasing rates of physician burnout, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a major project in October 2014 to recruit 140,000 clinicians or healthcare providers for a “transformative” initiative to enhance the quality of care and reduce its costs.
Although some emerging technology promises a patient safety cure-all, hospitals need to evaluate clinician workflow before implementing new gadgets. In the 21st century, technology offers a solution to just about any everyday problem. Don’t know that actor that just came onto your screen? Log onto the IMDB app. Need directions? Just type the address into … Continued