Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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...

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...
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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.

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Blood Transfusion Safety at the Point of Care

Blood transfusions have the power to help save the lives of patients who have had a massive trauma, are undergoing a major surgery, or...

Electronic Health Records: A Closed-Loop System that Places Patients at the Center of Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hospitals like Gothenburg Memorial Hospital are making the switch from paper to electronic health records to help reduce human error and improve workflow efficiency. Hard...