Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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...
Newborn Naming Convention Example

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...
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...
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...
DuraProtect Laser Wristbands

PDC Healthcare Launches New DuraProtect™ Laser Wristbands Engineered to Deliver Greater Durability at a...

Valencia, CA (November 29, 2017) – PDC Healthcare, a global leader of innovative identification and patient safety solutions, announced today the launch of DuraProtect™,...
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...

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...
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.

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...
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...