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
PPE protects workers from infection and harm and it also plays a key role in patient safety: It keeps employees from accidentally exposing patients to harmful chemicals and bacteria from around the facility.
To improve medical outcomes in intensive care units, some hospitals are attempting to make units more accessible for patients’ family and caregivers.
Low-wage workers with job-based health insurance were significantly more likely than their higher-income colleagues to wind up in the emergency department or be admitted to the hospital, in particular for conditions that with good primary care shouldn’t result in hospitalization, a new study found.
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.
The Joint Commission surveyors will now check hospitals to see if they are compliant with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on powdered medical gloves.
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.