Radonda Vaught administered a fatal dose of the wrong medication to a 75-year-old woman in late 2017, after overriding system safeguards, as The Tennessean’s Brett Kelman reported, citing an investigation report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
TJC officials say the revised requirements are based on more than a year of research, review, and analysis with multiple panels convened by TJC and representing provider organizations, suicide prevention experts, behavioral facility design experts, and other key stakeholders.
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With the renewed focus on supporting primary care, it’s possible that the concept of the patient-centered medical home model—which is defined by placing primary care near the center of a collaborative healthcare team focused on the patient’s complete wellness—may finally be seeing its time.
Sharp HealthCare has been working with other community organizations as part of a healthcare coalition in the San Diego area to improve communication during emergencies like wildfires, which can necessitate quick evacuations.
The investigators identified key topics including the use of high reliability principles, culture of safety, patient care communication, and early warning systems for detecting and preventing patient decline.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation has named postoperative delirium as its 18th patient safety challenge, collecting solutions for organizations to implement to reduce the number of preventable deaths from the condition.
In this installment of PSQH Monthly Spotlight, we examine how patient engagement is used to cut down on diagnostic errors, which impact about 12 million adult outpatients each year.
With a patient population drawn from southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland, the researchers targeted hospitals that received cardiac arrest patients transferred from other hospitals. These “cardiac arrest receiving centers” were viewed as the best facilities locally.
Dislodgement is a significant source of wasteful spending at health systems and hospitals, the author of the survey, Nancy Morneau, RN, PhD, of Hartwell Georgia-based PICC Excellence Inc., told HealthLeaders last week.