Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Reduce Specimen Misidentification Errors with Bar Code Point of Care Labeling

According to the College of American Pathologists (CAP), approximately 169,000 adverse events occur in U.S. hospitals annually due to sample identification errors, with 55% of all...
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...
Benefits of Inkless Footprinters

5 Reasons L&D Nurses Prefer Inkless Footprinters

The vast majority of hospital L&D departments record newborn footprints shortly after birth as part of the medical record and also as a keepsake...

Promoting Patient Safety During Hospital Stay: An Interview with JFK Medical Center’s Robert Bayly,...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Robert Bayly, M.D., explains how the adoption of evidence-based protocols – like electronic medical records (EMRs) – can help avoid many preventable mistakes that...
Improve Sterile Processing Workflow with 3 C's

Loaner and Vendor Problems: The 3 C’s that Can Improve your SPD

As the staff of most Sterile Processing Departments (SPD) can tell you, sterilization is getting complicated. As surgeries become more and more intricate and...

MA Nurses Support Bill to Protect Healthcare Workers

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Hospitals and healthcare facilities are more susceptible to workplace violence than any other industry.  In response to this growing epidemic, the Massachusetts...

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...
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....

BCMA Helping to Maintain More Than 95% Compliance in Medication Administration

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) is helping hospitals nationwide reduce medication errors and improve patient safety. Is your hospital using a BCMA system? If so, are...

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...