Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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...
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...

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...

How to Evaluate Patient Safety in Your Practice

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every day, patients are harmed or nearly harmed at healthcare facilities across the nation. Is there a certain procedure or specific department...

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...

5 Must-Have Resources for Patient Safety in Hospitals

EDITOR’S NOTE: The spread of infection is a serious risk for patients who are admitted in the hospital for a prolonged period of time,...