This was fantastic timing on my part, as second year concludes with patient safety, or the “everything-in-and-out-of-the-body-that-can-kill-you” topic. ... Moved to L4, check!”. And then … I was out. Fast-forward to the recovery room and the
The results of this comparison were published in the February Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. ... The lack of reductions in adverse events across the board is “disappointing,” the authors wrote, though they added that the data
We're looking for hospitalists who made notable contributions to the field in 2011, whether through exceptional clinical skills, improved work flow, patient safety, cost savings, leadership, mentorship or quality improvement.
By contrast, he found the focused practice exam to be “a fair representation of the inpatient practice of internal medicine, especially with there being a specific representation of quality, patient safety, ... The exam's focus on quality and safety
The next step for me is to keep raising the bar on quality of care, patient safety and satisfaction, and scholarly activity at our teaching institution.”. ... Halm, “advancing clinical care, quality improvement, patient safety, research, and education
worked and which haven't, and which solutions effectively balance costs and safety. ... Alarm fatigue is another perennial problem in hospitals, to the point that it has been named a National Patient Safety Goal by The Joint Commission, which is
Holly, RN, critical care clinical nurse specialist, rounded on each patient every day to assess VAP initiative compliance. ... Start small. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommends beginning with one nurse, one doctor and one patient.
VTE prophylaxis has already made The Joint Commission's list of Patient Safety Goals, which call for anticoagulation to be managed by protocol. ... This reduction in potency requires no changes if a patient is being injected subcutaneously.
Hospitalists are in a unique place to be able to comprehensively look at a patient. ... Cumbler. After asking themselves about the possibility of abuse, hospitalists should ask the patient.
During daily practice, I see so many problems with this process, putting at risk patient care and patient safety. ... lots of gaps that we can fill to improve patient safety and care, in personal practice as well as on an institutional level.