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Noninvasive ventilation may benefit as first-line therapy in COPD

However, they cautioned that certain factors may affect patient safety, including degree of illness, availability of trained staff for implementation and monitoring, adequate staff-to-patient ratios, and understanding of different
July 2017

Extensivists and near miss programs: Readers respond to December issue

Many of our hospitals have been recognized as promoting patient safety through this project and webinars have been conducted across the state to highlight safety programs affecting such potentially dangerous therapies ... We applaud the efforts of ACP to
February 2012

Watchful eyes make for clean hands

and reminded them that this is important for patient safety.” Concurrently, the hospital launched a mass installation of alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers, which are now available both inside and outside ... Chan. GBMC has joined the Maryland
February 2010

New Joint Commission president envisions global quality improvements

Mark R. Chassin, MD. A: I've been working in safety and quality for more than 25 years. ... They were pretty much what The Joint Commission has laid out over the last several years—the National Patient Safety goals for the U.S.
January 2008

Be your own rapid response

When summoned, the team gathered at the bedside and decided what to do for the patient. ... Tracking the rapid response activations also motivated other improvements to patient safety at BIDMC.
December 2012

Assess before anticoagulating

impact on physician practice, patient safety and health care policy. ... And hence, we say not to start VTE prophylaxis in every patient who is hospitalized, but start out with an assessment of risks of thromboembolism and bleeding in medical and stroke
November 2011

VTE prophylaxis in colorectal surgery patients increases over time, but VTE rates remain unchanged, study finds

Thus, CMS’ inclusion of postoperative VTE rates as a Patient Safety Indicator “may ultimately prove to be detrimental to patient care.”.
June 2015

Doctor, don't be a hero: Getting VAP to zero takes teamwork

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.
September 2007

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue includes a cover story on rounding practices, features on pneumonia and patient safety, and conference coverage. ... We would love to hear how your hospital approaches rounds or encourages discussion about patient errors.
March 2014

Hospitalists can be cost-effective for per diem reimbursement hospitals

The main limitation of this study's applicability, however, is that the drivers of the higher revenue came from increases in patient throughput and in the total census afforded by the ... safety and improved patient satisfaction.
August 2010

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