According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 99,000 people die every year from infections acquired while in hospitals.
Hospira, a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, introduced the new Anticoagulation Assistant knowledge module as part of its TheraDoc™ clinical surveillance platform.
To improve the quality and safety of healthcare in the United States,
the National Quality Forum (NQF) is releasing its updated manual Safe
Practices for Better Healthcare.
The Joint Commission announced the approval of revisions to Medical
Staff Standard MS.01.01.01, formerly known as MS.1.20, that is designed
to contribute to patient safety and quality of care through the support
of a well-functioning, positive relationship between a hospital’s
Medical Staff and Governing Body.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an initiative to reduce
unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging
procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and
Pre-existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure are putting
women at greater risk for death during or shortly after pregnancy,
according to a Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert recently issued.