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Needlesticks On The Rise, Despite Safeguards

Needlesticks On The Rise, Despite Safeguards

Compliance with safety sharps continues to decrease, leaving facilities open to safety citations. December 20, 2017 ‐ PSQH By John Palmer It appears that healthcare workers aren’t getting the message about the dangers of needlesticks on the job, and how to keep them from happening, despite years of repeated efforts to raise awareness. That’s the consensus of a workplace safety watchdog group that ...Read More →

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency November 6, 2017 ‐ PSQH By James Merlino, MD Communication is the cornerstone of healthcare. Effective communication is not only critical to meeting patient needs and providing safe, high-quality, and patient-centered care, it is necessary to how we manage healthcare delivery. To facilitate meaningful improvement, the road to healthcare transformatio ...Read More →

Reappointment Verification: No Longer Good Enough

Reappointment Verification: No Longer Good Enough

Reappointment Verification: No Longer Good Enough December 7, 2017 Credentialing Resource Center Daily by Francesca Hartop, Founder/CEO Zebu Compliance Solutions. She can be reached at hartop@zebucompliance.com Medical staff are traditionally reappointed every two to three years, a process that includes at least the verification of licensing, DEA status, disciplinary actions, malpractice history, ...Read More →

Top Six Ways Telemedicine Can Help Fight the Opioid Public Health Emergency

Top Six Ways Telemedicine Can Help Fight the Opioid Public Health Emergency

Top Six Ways Telemedicine Can Help Fight the Opioid Public Health Emergency, Recently Declared by President Trump November 6, 2017 / Telemedicine in the news / The United States opioid addiction issue has again been brought to the forefront by President Trump’s declaration of a state of public health emergency. Rural America has been hit especially hard by opioid addiction due to a variety o ...Read More →

FDA Statement – Approval of a New Formulation of Buprenorphine

FDA Statement – Approval of a New Formulation of Buprenorphine

FDA Statement Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the approval of a new formulation of buprenorphine and FDA’s efforts to promote more widespread innovation and access to opioid addiction treatments For Immediate Release November 30, 2017 Statement With the approval today of a monthly formulation of the drug buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, patients have ...Read More →

Policies and Procedures for Healthcare Organizations: A Risk Management Perspective

Policies and Procedures for Healthcare Organizations: A Risk Management Perspective

Policies and Procedures for Healthcare Organizations: A Risk Management Perspective October 13, 2014 ‐ PSQH By Anne V. Irving, MA, FACHE, DFASHRM Risk management professionals should not take lightly the complexity associated with providing healthcare services. While regulations, third-party payer requirements, and licensing/accreditation standards contribute to this complexity, formalized policie ...Read More →

Creating a Culture of Patient Safety Culture Through Leadership Commitment and Patient and Family Input

Creating a Culture of Patient Safety Culture Through Leadership Commitment and Patient and Family Input

Creating a Culture of Patient Safety Culture Through Leadership Commitment and Patient and Family Input HealthStream recently interviewed Joan Wynn, Ph.D. RN the Chief Quality Officer and President of Vidant Home Health and Hospice. Dr. Wynn is the Chief Quality Officer and President of Vidant Home Health and Hospice. She was recently named one of the top 50 experts in the country in the field of ...Read More →

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency

Communication: A Critical Healthcare Competency November 6, 2017 – PSQH By James Merlino, MD Communication is the cornerstone of healthcare. Effective communication is not only critical to meeting patient needs and providing safe, high-quality, and patient-centered care, it is necessary to how we manage healthcare delivery. To facilitate meaningful improvement, the road to healthcare transfo ...Read More →

Focusing on OR Fire Prevention

Focusing on OR Fire Prevention

Focusing on OR Fire Prevention Accreditation Insider, October 17, 2017 Last week was National Fire Prevention Week, but that doesn’t mean the time to focus on fire safety is over. According to The Joint Commission, surgical fires happen just as often as wrong site surgeries and often have fatal consequences. Click here to read this article

Patient Safety Guidelines Worth Repeating

Patient Safety Guidelines Worth Repeating

Patient Safety Guidelines Worth Repeating Maintaining optimal patient safety is an ongoing process requiring frequent repetition of rules and best practices. One mode of communication is posting fliers outlining patient safety activities for staff. Here is one to use that contains some general recommendations as well as specific nursing guidelines for what to do and what not to do. Special skills ...Read More →