Corrective steps being taken to protect patients and workers alike, hospital says
Balancing the need to keep medical settings safe and clean with the rights of patients with disabilities and their service animals has challenges.
DACA’s end could have an impact, especially among medical students and home health aides.
The findings challenge the use of claims data for sepsis surveillance.
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16, bringing awareness to the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This week is a time for physicians, nurses, and other providers to learn more about how their healthcare organizations can help suicidal patients.
Last year The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert to hospitals urging them to do a better job of identifying suicidal ideation in patients, this year the accreditor is doubling down, issuing specific warnings in Joint Commission publications and FAQs outlining concerns about ligature, or hanging, risks.
Quality data looks good in ads and on hospital and health system websites. A little too good at times.
The political debate highlights the role of this crew of wonk-ish administrators who sometimes preside over underfunded, understaffed offices and whose range of duties usually spans well beyond health care and its myriad complexities.
A majority of healthcare organizations were seeking to expand their executive team with new members who could confront the evolving industry’s new challenges.
This article appears in the September 2017 issue of Patient Safety Monitory Journal. More women are dying during pregnancy and childbirth than 15 years ago Maternal mortality is a measure of how many mothers die from pregnancy-related complications while carrying or within 42 days after birth. And in most of the developed world, this number … Continued