Monday, August 20, 2018

How TimeAlert® IV Helps Remind Nurses When It’s Time to Change IV Tubing

Along with regulatory requirements mandated by the CDC and The Joint Commission, managing risk is a key factor in determining patient care protocol. As...
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Joint Commission Issues New Requirement for Distinct Naming Conventions for Newborn Identification

It’s understood that misidentifying newborns can lead to very serious errors, such as, administering the wrong blood products or even sending the wrong infant to surgery. In...

How Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center Promotes Employee Health with Mammo Monday

While healthcare providers are taking strides to improve the patient experience, healthcare workers are often so busy caring for patients, that they may neglect...
Supply Chain

How Standardizing Consumables Offers Hospitals Quick Wins for Cost Savings

Healthcare Industry Positions for Uncertain Future The US Healthcare Market is in a struggle for its own future, which has yet to be defined. Will...
Top 10 Patient Safety Challenges 2018

Top 10 Patient Safety Challenges for 2018

As we near the halfway point of 2018, we can’t help but wonder how the Healthcare industry is tackling the top 10 identified patient...
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Smart Ways to Use Reminders So You Won’t Forget

Everyone has been there: You walk into a room…. and for the life of you, you just can’t remember why. You told your brain...
Prevent preoperative medication errors

Perioperative Perspective: Labeling Errors Are the Most Common Type of Medication Error

Reducing the potential for adverse drug events has been a key initiative for U.S. healthcare facilities for several years, but what is the cause...
A Simple Way to Reduce Cross-Contamination in the Radiology Department

A Simple Way to Reduce Cross-Contamination in the Radiology Department

Making Progress toward HAI Prevention  Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a serious, yet often preventable danger to patient safety.  According to the CDC, approximately one...
EMR Integrate Laser vs. Thermal Wristbands & Labels

Thermal vs. Laser Patient ID Wristbands Printing: A Critical Component of the EMR

Technology has transformed healthcare. From mobile monitoring devices in telemedicine to advanced imaging equipment, technology advances continue to improve efficiency, communication, and patient safety....

Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Now Required at California Hospitals

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Improving safety is a top priority among healthcare facilities, not only for patients but for healthcare employees as well. Workplace violence has...