The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
learned that some stolen vials of the long-acting insulin Levemir made
by Novo Nordisk Inc. have reappeared and are being sold in the U.S.
The Cardinal Health Foundation today announced
it has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding for new and
innovative programs to improve patient safety at 35 hospitals, health
systems and community health clinics across the country.
More than 80% of hospitals across the U.S. have implemented automated
dispensing cabinets (ADCs) as an important part of their drug
distribution system, making the evaluation of practices and policies
surrounding this technology an essential step in ensuring patient
In a page-one story on Sun., June 21, The New York Times
reported that significant errors persisted for more than six years at a
brachytherapy program at the Veterans’ Medical Center in Philadelphia
despite investigation. The Times reports that Dr. Gary D. Kao
implanted radioactive seeds incorrectly on repeated occasions as he
treated patients with prostate cancer.
Capsule (www.capsuletech.com), the leading provider of medical device connectivity, announced the release of the Capsule Neuron™, the first intelligent, touch screen platform for managing device connectivity at the bedside.
The Joint Commission is revising the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and the 2009 Universal Protocol to clarify language and make sure that they are relevant to the settings in which they apply.
A new team training tool on Rapid Response Systems has been released and is available from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality and the Department of Defense.
GE announced today that it will spend $3 billion over the next six years on healthcare innovation that will help deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In addition, the company will commit $2 billion of financing and $1 billion in related GE technology and content to drive healthcare information technology and health in rural and underserved areas.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) today announced the next phase of its dissemination of the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative, a program to share a set of practical, easy-to-use tools that will help hospitals improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units.
The recent health care summit at the White House spotlighted the nursing shortage, which threatens the quality of patient care throughout the nation’s hospitals.