Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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...

Leading Southeast Texas Nonprofit Breast Healthcare Organization Ensures all Women Receive Quality Care

Since its inception over three decades ago, The Rose has been offering advanced, life-saving breast healthcare services to meet the growing needs of all...

Joint Commission: 3 Tips on Preventing Workplace Violence

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, and Executive Vice President of The Joint Commission, shares three practical methods for preventing workplace violence...
hospital-pharmacy-priorities

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...
Patient complaints

Using Patient Complaints to Improve Patient Experience

In the constantly evolving landscape of healthcare, hospitals are constantly evaluating priorities including quality of care, patient safety, and costs. As healthcare continues to...
Laboratory Specimen ID Report

The 2018 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...
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...
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.
labor delivery nurse with newborn patient identification

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...

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...