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
To improve medical outcomes in intensive care units, some hospitals are attempting to make units more accessible for patients’ family and caregivers.
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.
Fifty-seven percent of consumers claiming experience with hospital, physician, or ancillary provider technology in 2016 reported being skeptical of the overall benefits of health information technologies such as patient portals, mobile apps, and EHRs, mainly because of recently reported data hacking and a perceived lack of privacy protections.
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
The just-departed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration has concerns about plans to speed up drug approvals and dramatically reduce regulations at the agency, as advocated recently by President Donald Trump.
March 12–18 marks the start of the 2017 National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW). The week is organized by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) to increase awareness on patient safety issues.
In anticipation of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12–18, 2017), PSQH would like to invite you to share your patient safety story.
More hospitals and health systems are waking up to the risks of under-monitoring patients at risk for respiratory depression.
The problem: Today, several longstanding medications are available on the market with names that begin with the prefix “Depo-,” meaning they are administered via a depot injection that deposits the drug into localized tissue from which it is gradually absorbed by surrounding tissue.