Bringing State-of-the-Art Technology to Critical Care Education
Emergency medical services fill a critical need throughout the country, especially in rural areas. When there’s an accident or a patient needs higher-acuity care than a small community hospital can provide, air and ground medical transport services save lives.
5D Technology Offers Innovative Approach to Evaluate the Fetal Heart
Congential heart defects (CHD) not only cost $5.6 billion in hospitalizations annually, but also severely impact families in terms of added financial stress, increased caregiving time, and decreased mental health. To maximize the detection of CHD, all pregnant patients should receive a comprehensive ultrasound screening of the fetal heart.
Patient Safety Awareness Week Resources
Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is coming to a close, but the focus on patient safety and healthcare quality will continue on as always. Thanks to all the dedicated professionals who work in healthcare organizations to provide top-notch care. We highlighted some of these efforts this week and will continue to do so.
PSQH Quick Poll: Taking the Pulse of Patient Safety
As part of PSQH’s celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we decided to reach out to our readers with a few questions to find out the state of patient safety efforts in 2023. Part of PSQH’s Patient Safety Awareness Week activities, this PSQH Quick Poll is presented in partnership with GOJO – the makers of Purell, Nuance, Origami Risk, and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The Quick Poll had a total of 105 respondents.
How Virtual Monitoring Technology Improves Patient Safety
To overcome challenges associated with staffing shortages and improve patient safety, many leading hospitals and health systems have turned to virtual monitoring technology, in which a remote team of care providers supports a hospital’s bedside providers through audio and visual connections in patient rooms. This model of care helps health systems improve clinical safety and quality while liberating their bedside nurses to provide elevated, hands-on patient care.
Facilities Demonstrate a Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety through IAC Accreditation
By Tamara Sloper For more than 30 years, IAC accreditation has provided facilities with a method for demonstrating their commitment to providing quality patient care. Facilities performing a variety of diagnostic testing and interventional procedures, across a wide range of settings from private offices, outpatient imaging centers to community hospitals and large medical systems have … Continued
The Exec: Medical Group President Grappling With Workforce Shortages
Russell Howerton, MD, is president of the medical group and senior vice president of clinical operations at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. A practicing surgeon, he previously served as chief medical officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Wake Forest Health Network employs about 500 physicians and advanced practice practitioners.
Healthcare Risk Management Technology Supports Patient Safety Culture
By Origami Risk The key to establishing a transformative safety culture begins with leadership and filters through the entire organization. “Leaders are key to instilling a commitment to safety in all members of the organization to create a positive safety culture,” writes Dana Costar in “Cross-Cutting Patient Safety Topics/Practices” from Making Healthcare Safer III: A … Continued
Shorter Primary Care Visits Linked to Risk of Lower-Quality Care, Study Finds
The new research article, which was published by JAMA Health Forum, is based on data collected from more than 8 million primary care visits in 2017. The data features visits with more than 8,000 primary care physicians. The researchers examined three kinds of prescribing decisions: antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections, coprescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and potentially inappropriate prescribing for older adults.
PSQH: The Podcast Episode 74 – The Quality Roadmap for Ambulatory Health Organizations
On episode 74 of PSQH: The Podcast, Julie Lynch, Director of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement, talks about how ambulatory health organizations are faring on AAAHC surveys. This episode is presented as part of Patient Safety Awareness Week and is sponsored by GoJo, the makers of Purell; IAC, Nuance, and Origami Risk.