Tag archive for ‘Patient Safety’
By On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Fewer than 1 in 5 nurses comply with guidelines for standard precautions

Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection More...

By and On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

ANA to Launch “Culture of Safety” Campaign

HealthLeader’s Media — The American Nurses Association (ANA) will spend 2016 promoting its new “Culture of Safety” campaign to champion improved safety for patients and healthcare providers. It’s More...

By and On Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents

A senior female patient on stretcher being pushed at speed through a hospital corridor by doctors & nurses KHN — The federal government is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, More...

By On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

FDA targets inaccurate medical tests, citing dangers and costs

Inaccurate and unreliable medical tests are prompting abortions, promoting unnecessary surgeries, putting tens of thousands of people on unneeded drugs and raising medical costs, the Food and Drug Administration More...

By and On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Nurse groups cite Kentucky case to support push for staffing ratio laws

Modern Healthcare — Last March, a nursing assistant noticed a large pressure ulcer on the backside of a patient needing intensive care at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center (KY). It was about 10 days after More...

By and On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Doctors Urged to Practice ‘Conservative Diagnosis’

MedPage Today — Internist Gordon Schiff, MD, says there’s one thing he gives his patients that helps them deal with uncertainties in diagnosis: his cell phone number. “Every patient of mine has my More...

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