Saturday, January 19, 2019
A Simple Way to Reduce Cross-Contamination in the Radiology Department

A Simple Way to Reduce Cross-Contamination in the Radiology Department

Making Progress toward HAI Prevention  Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a serious, yet often preventable danger to patient safety.  According to the CDC, approximately one...
Top 10 Patient Safety Challenges 2018

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...
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...

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...
endoscope hospital cleaning

Infusion Errors, Instrument Cleaning Lead ECRI List of Top Tech Hazards

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Improving patient safety is a top priority among healthcare facilities.  The ECRI Institute recently published its annual list of top 10 health...

PDC Healthcare Helps Design Wristband to Aid Infant Immunizations Globally in Underserved Populations

PDC Healthcare, the global leader in ID solutions, is honored to be participating in a global health initiative designed to make a significant impact...

Do You Know Who is Roaming Your Halls?

Public arenas everywhere have cracked down on security, so why is healthcare so far behind this prominent trend? As a public institution, hospitals usher...

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...
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...

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...