Balancing the need to keep medical settings safe and clean with the rights of patients with disabilities and their service animals has challenges.
Last year The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert to hospitals urging them to do a better job of identifying suicidal ideation in patients, this year the accreditor is doubling down, issuing specific warnings in Joint Commission publications and FAQs outlining concerns about ligature, or hanging, risks.
Quality data looks good in ads and on hospital and health system websites. A little too good at times.
A majority of healthcare organizations were seeking to expand their executive team with new members who could confront the evolving industry’s new challenges.
This article appears in the September 2017 issue of Patient Safety Monitory Journal. More women are dying during pregnancy and childbirth than 15 years ago Maternal mortality is a measure of how many mothers die from pregnancy-related complications while carrying or within 42 days after birth. And in most of the developed world, this number … Continued
Remind nurses and other clinicians to remain alert for medication errors, including mislabeled products, and empower them to say something if they suspect a problem.
In healthcare, some of the best innovations are deciding what not to do—especially when the current practice has no evidence basis.
Organizations are developing “second victim” programs to provide care for the caregivers—programs specifically focused on helping healthcare workers recover from trauma.
The perinatal director at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital shares how the organization achieves C-section rates well below the national average.
The Joint Commission unveiled a Medication Compounding Certification (MCC) program that’s open to all compounding pharmacies, not just those accredited by The Joint Commission. The accreditor also called upon healthcare providers to work toward the elimination of medication compounding-related infections (MCRI) like the meningitis outbreak.