The study, published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that 37.5% of the 6,539 patients reviewed were receiving the anticoagulant warfarin and aspirin without a clear indication, and that these patients were at a significant increase in adverse outcomes.
Featured in this month’s PSQI Online Spotlight: Patient safety coaches explain how to involve patients in their care decisions.
The Joint Commission will only track the number of C-sections done on nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) births—procedures performed on first-time mothers carrying a single baby that has its head facing down at the onset of labor.
At the moment, the laws on this topic are very dependent on where your facility is located, and you should take the time to look up your state laws. This Q&A is meant to clear up some of the broader questions around medical cannabis in healthcare—for patients as well as healthcare employees.
During the transition between care providers, the potential for patient harm grows due to the transfer of inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misinterpreted, or otherwise unhelpful information about the patient’s condition.
The added emphasis on suicide comes at a time of national concern about suicides in hospitals and is meant to complement the “Zero Suicide” campaign, an effort by several outreach groups to eliminate suicide in healthcare facilities nationwide, according to Joint Commission literature.
Several hospital leaders with firsthand experience in crisis management shared insights on how to address communication issues—a core element of emergency preparedness—in a discussion I moderated at the annual Voalte User Experience conference.
Advocates who work for hospitals and health systems help patients navigate the care they receive within that system, as well as any associated financial responsibilities. They do so for all patients, free of charge, as part of their in-hospital services.
The proposed law, which became known as “Question 1” because of its position on the referendum ballot, was soundly defeated in the November 2018 election, with about 70% of Massachusetts poll-goers voting “no.” An industry-backed campaign from hospital executives spent around $27 million exhorting voters to turn down the measure.
The Joint Commission (TJC) released a new report on January 28: Quick Safety 47: De-escalation in Healthcare. This report discusses better training to mitigate such situations. The accreditor writes that as violence against nurses, doctors, and healthcare staff becomes more prevalent, the need for mitigation is greater than ever. Violence and assault are perpetual risks for anyone working in healthcare, particularly nurses and nursing assistants.