Boston, Massachusetts, June 2, 2011 – Best Doctors, the global company dedicated to helping people and their treating doctors get the right diagnosis and right treatment, announced it is tackling a record number of cancer cases this year, including numerous cases that were initially misdiagnosed.
Orange, California, April 30, 2011—St. Joseph Health System, a $4.6 billion healthcare system headquartered in Orange, California, announced a partnership with RF Surgical Systems, the market leader in the prevention and detection of retained surgical sponges.
Oops, Sorry, Wrong Patient!
Applying the JCAHO “two-identifier” rule beyond the patient’s room
When we think of “wrong patient” errors, the most common scenario that comes to mind is a nurse walking into a patient’s room and administering medications intended for one patient to another patient — often a roommate. However, “wrong patient” errors occur in a variety of ways.
PULSE: Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has released a new white paper in the IHI Innovation Series titled Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events.
ECRI Institute and the Center for Aging Services Risk Management (CASRM) announce that 32 participants from aging services organizations around the nation have been designated as Certified Professionals in Aging Services Risk Management (CPASRM) by the Center for Aging Services Risk Management.
Hospitals that had operating room personnel participate in a medical team training program that incorporates practices of aviation crews, such as training in teamwork and communication, had a lower rate of surgical deaths compared to hospitals that did not participate in the program, according to a study in the October 20 issue of JAMA.