When RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide for a fatal medication error that she self-reported, the ruling sent shockwaves across the medical community. https://t.co/tVfa2NeFF1 https://t.co/zB9iRewzPf
Accreditation is a crucial element of any successful ASC – and it plays a big part in the patient safety st...
Patient-safety groups such as ECRI, a Philadelphia-area based nonprofit, have been sounding the alarms abou...
The management team at WellSpan Health Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., identified a need to improve communication, teamwork and preparedness in the OR, including ensuring proper supplies and
Robert Peake, vice president of facilities management and real estate for Atlantic Health System always looks to design space that’s innovative and cutting edge, but also warm and inviting. https://t.
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Closing surgical sites properly and managing incisions post-discharge are the critical final steps of satisfactory surgeries. https://t.co/D2rrycNkYC https://t.co/5IWDx6Xpuj
Different providers have different gloving needs, so keeping everyone happy is a challenge for even the most seasoned surgical leaders. https://t.co/JKCy6Ow9UA https://t.co/VXZwiu1sST
"Soon after I started my career in the OR 42(!) years ago, the first Universal Law of OR Nursing grabbed me by my scrub jacket and shook me into a higher state of consciousness," writes Paula Watkins,
In January, Tri-City Cardiology, a group of 28 board-certified cardiovascular specialists and 11 advanced practice providers, opened Tri-City Surgical Center, a 15,745-square-foot, four-OR, cardiovasc
Between aging Baby Boomers’ growing needs and a strong same-day preference among patients and insurers, the demand for outpatient orthopedic procedures like total knees and total hips is at fever pitc
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A recent survey of more than 100 patients from the University of North Carolina Medical Center showed that they form perceptions about the competence and kindness of clinicians based on the color of s
Some of the country’s approximate 5,800 ambulatory surgery centers will be able to add a limited cardiovascular service line to their multispecialty mix, even though the work is highly specialized and
How can you prevent wrong-site surgery from happening? High case volumes, wrong patients, miscommunication – it can happen. https://t.co/Jpm2cAAfJn https://t.co/orroIe7KCz
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Patient-safety groups such as ECRI, a Philadelphia-area based nonprofit, have been sounding the alarms about cases that involve inappropriate use of automated dispensing cabinet overrides, which can r
The pediatric mental health crisis tops ECRI’s 2023 list of most pressing patient safety concerns. The nation’s largest nonprofit patient safety organization notes that the pandemic has elevated the s
If your staff finds itself in need of an open outlet that never seems to exist, here’s a simple fix: Power strips that can be mounted to IV poles, mobile carts and modular workstations — and wheeled i
Infection prevention procedures have always been a key focus during on-site inspections, and their importance has only intensified since the pandemic began in 2020. https://t.co/30ERabPkI8 https://t.c
Patients undergoing even short surgical procedures can have inadvertent changes in body temperature that can cause hypothermia. https://t.co/6dNLgYABmC https://t.co/jzI4PzMnbW
Drill down to the root causes of infections by understanding how the University of Wisconsin Health uses real-time data to identify gaps in care and implement protocols to improve infection prevention
"Every profession has its own secret language, but it’s safe to say our workplace jargon is in a class of its own," writes Paula Watkins, RN, in her latest column: https://t.co/Qd1LZIeTcJ https://t.co