Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Four Ways to Improve Patient Identification in your Hospital to Drive Patient Safety

In a busy hospital setting, it is possible for staff to make patient identification errors. For instance, if two patients have similar names or...
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4 Ways Switching to a Thermal Patient Identification Solution Benefits Your Hospital

Patient identification is a big issue in the healthcare industry, with up to 5% of patients (1 in 20) misidentified each year, according to...
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A Look at the COVID-19 Testing Process at a Pop Up Testing Site

Secure, accurate testing is vital in the fight against COVID-19, so the way these drive-thru clinics are run is an important factor in containing the spread.
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How US Hospitals Triage Patients in the Era of Coronavirus COVID-19

In the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are struggling to keep up with changing protocols for screening patients. From the E.R. to outpatients, it’s critical...
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Salem Hospital Reduces Use of Multiple Patient Wristbands for Better Patient Care

Multiple Wristbands, Multiple Problems Salem Hospital in Oregon is a Magnet® designated hospital, a recognition achieved by approximately 8% of all registered hospitals in the...

Terrebonne General Medical Center Improves Patient Wristband Scanning with PDC

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) in Houma, Louisiana is a facility with the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. It is also recognized nationally...

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...
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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...
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