Monday, December 17, 2018

3 Ways Specimen Labeling Errors Threaten Your Laboratory

According to an internal survey of PDC laboratory label users, with an average 5,500 specimens passing through laboratories monthly, accurate identification is critical, and...
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How One Hospital Protected Newborn Babies from Medical Errors—Just by Changing Their Wristbands

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Patient ID Wristbands in the NICU are designed to positively identify each individual patient, every time. Learn how to prevent thousands of mistakes by...

How to Evaluate Patient Safety in Your Practice

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every day, patients are harmed or nearly harmed at healthcare facilities across the nation. Is there a certain procedure or specific department...

Bar Codes: Protecting Patients of Every Demographic

You’re working the night shift in the ER when a concerned mother, holding her young child, rushes to the front desk in a state...

Bar Coding: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

Healthcare professionals are constantly searching for ways to incorporate new technologies and protocols that help improve patient safety. When a patient is admitted into a...
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How to Prevent Hidden Spending From Sinking Your Budget

When hospitals purchase healthcare identification products and supplies like patient wristbands and labels, many departments act independently, and may never know that they are...
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Let’s Get it Straight – Blood Tube Label Alignment Matters

Do you ever get blood collection tubes sent down to your lab that look like this? Do you have to constantly re-label your specimens because...

Patient Safety in Children’s Hospitals: The Journey to Zero Harm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Children’s Hospitals across the country are collaborating together to reduce hospital acquired conditions and changing the hospital culture to one of patient safety. Will other...
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What’s Keeping Hospital Pharmacy Professionals Up at Night in 2018

The pharmacy department is an integral part of the hospital, and is one of the most complicated functions in terms of safety, finances, and...
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The Challenges of Hospital Violence

Fear is a common emotion experienced by people before entering the hospital. Depending on whether we are being admitted, or visiting a loved one,...