Hospital Successfully Fends Off OSHA Citation
by Hospital Safety Insider, June 21, 2017
More than 18 months after being cited by OSHA for allegedly failing to guard adequately against workplace violence, one of the largest public hospitals in the United States is claiming victory. Bergen Regional Medical Center (BRMC) in Paramus, N.J., defended its program and recently reached an agreement with federal officials, who dismissed the citation.
The New War on Sepsis
by PSQH, June 21, 2017
The sepsis program in the St. Joseph Hoang network seems to be working. The death rate for all of its hospitals from 2015-2016 has dropped from 15 percent to 12 percent for severe sepsis/shock, and from 12 percent to 9 percent for all sepsis cases.
CDC Updates SSI Guidelines for the First Time in 18 Years
by Patient Safety Monitor Journal, June 21, 2017
Between 2006 and 2009, roughly 1.9% of surgical procedures in the United States resulted in SSI complications; however, it’s likely that number is much higher since about 50% of SSIs don’t become evident until after discharge. Estimated costs of SSIs range from $10,443 to $25,546 per infection, although it can cost more than $90,000 to treat an SSI involving a prosthetic joint implant or an antimicrobial-resistant organism.
Time Out Day for Patient Safety
by PSQH, June 14, 2017
June 14 is National Time Out Day , a Joint Commission and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) campaign to promote patient safety before, during, and after surgery. The organizations are also reminding healthcare facilities to commit to conducting a safe, effective time outs for each and every surgery.
Quantity Over Quality? Minorities Shown to Get an Excess of Ineffective Care
by Kaiser Health News, June 14, 2017
Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services.
Industry Monday 06/19/20177th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference
Webinar Tuesday 07/18/2017PPE in Healthcare: How to Improve Culture, Consistency, and Compliance
Industry Tuesday 07/18/2017CUSP Implementation Training
Webinar Thursday 07/20/2017Emergency Preparedness for SNFs: How to Plan for, Respond to, and Recover From an Armed Intruder/Active Shooter Event
Bootcamp Monday 10/23/2017Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp
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