Dangerous Bed Rails Live On

The Canadian government agency Health Canada issued a reminder to hospitals
last fall on the risk of entrapment of patients in hospital beds. This
notice raises again what should by now be a well known hazard.

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Florida Collaborative Tackles Hospital Readmissions

Florida Collaborative Tackles Hospital Readmissions

 

Whether you look at the national health reform debate taking place in Washington or the payment reform initiatives by commercial health plans, one common element and call to action is reducing hospital readmissions.

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Be Prepared: Anticipating Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Surgery

Be Prepared: Anticipating Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Surgery

 

Hunterdon Center for Surgery (a partner of Hunterdon Healthcare) provides patients with a convenient location for same-day surgical procedures. The facility mirrors the look and comfort of a typical doctor’s office, yet its four operating rooms house the same sophisticated medical equipment found at Hunterdon Medical Center

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Pulse: Lucian Leape Institute Finds Medical Schools Fall Short in Teaching How to Provide Safe Care

Pulse

Lucian Leape Institute Finds Medical Schools Fall Short in Teaching How to Provide Safe Care

The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has released a report that finds that U.S. “medical schools are not doing an adequate job of facilitating student understanding of basic knowledge and the development of skills required for the provision of safe patient care.” The report comes approximately 10 years after the Institute of Medicine’s landmark 1999 report, To Err Is Human, which found that 98,000 Americans die unnecessarily from preventable medical errors.

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Trends: Sentara Supports Its Commitment to High Quality Care and Patient Safety with Biomedical Device Integration

Trends

Sentara Supports Its Commitment to High Quality Care and Patient Safety with Biomedical Device Integration

Sentara is a national leader in patient safety and quality care innovation, operating in over 100 care sites in Virginia and North Carolina. Sentara is one of the most progressive and integrated healthcare organizations in the nation with a culture of safety focused on error and injury reduction through simplified rules of behavior for everyone working in the environment of care.

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