Sunday, May 19, 2019
patient safety

Patient Safety is the Focus of Every Employee at East Georgia Regional Medical Center

Patient safety is at the forefront of mind for staff members at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The facility recently switched to a bar coding patient & specimen identification system, from its previous handwritten system. The automated, bar coding system has greatly helped the facility improve its medication dispensing error rate. Read the full story below.
4 Tips for Hospital Cybersecurity

4 Essential Tips to Fortify Your Hospital Cybersecurity

At PDC Healthcare, we are strong proponents of hospital cybersecurity in addition to on-site security at hospitals. In fact, we wrote a guide for...
Medical Errors

What’s Scarier than Americans’ Biggest Fears? Recent Study Suggests Medical Errors

  Fear of the Unknown For many of us, there is nothing more terrifying than the thought of our smartphone breaking.  Our heart sinks and panic...

Pre-Printed Medication Labels Are a Quick Patient Safety Enhancer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes improving patient safety is as easy as printing patient information before administering medication or any other process, event or surgery. Confirming...

The 2019 Lab Specimen ID Report

Read the Report Now Over 200 US hospital lab professionals participated in a survey developed to explore the top priorities, challenges, and concerns within the...

Reducing Wrong-Site Operations: How Universal Protocol Was Established

Surgery is an invasive procedure that carries weighty risks such as anesthesia reactions, infections, and wrong-site, or wrong procedure. Thankfully, today’s OR teams are...
v-notch label

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...
Armed Security

A National Debate: To Arm or Not to Arm Hospital Security Officers?

Violence remains widespread in today’s society, and unfortunately, has risen in hospitals over the years.  In February of this year, a Florida man walked...

Good News: Hospital Pharmacists are Taking on a Greater Role in Patient Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some positive new trends among hospital pharmacists are on the rise including improved medication-use practices. Read the full story below for the...
DuraProtect Laser Wristbands

PDC Healthcare Launches New DuraProtect™ Laser Wristbands Engineered to Deliver Greater Durability at a...

Valencia, CA (November 29, 2017) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today the launch of DuraProtect™,...