Category Archives: Patient Safety

Scrubs and Lab Coats Hold Promise in Protecting Health Care Staff and Prevent Infections

NurseZone.com, By Jennifer Larson   6/8/2011 Not so long ago, a scrub top was just a scrub top. Not anymore. Now scrubs, surgical gowns and lab coats are made of high-tech fabrics that their manufacturers claim will do just about … Continue reading

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ANA Requests Public Comments on Nurses Involvement with the EHR’s

nursingworld.com    04/25/11 The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics (CNPE) is seeking public comment on the position statement “Nurses’ Involvement with the EHR: Advocating Patient Safety” which states: “It is the position of the ANA … Continue reading

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HHS Releases Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates

US Department of Health & Human Services    May 20, 2011 Partnering to Heal:  Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive learning tool … Continue reading

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AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Reduce Medication Errors

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality   5/21/2011 Three out of four Americans are not following their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking prescription medication, according to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin.  AHRQ and the National Council on Patient … Continue reading

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EMR’s Poised to Cut Costs, Improve Care

Chicago Tribune, 4/14/2011 CHICAGO _ Jennifer Gomez sat at her doctor’s office after her appointment, waiting for a handwritten prescription. Minutes later, her doctor wondered why Gomez was still in the office. What the 20-year-old Loyola University Chicago student didn’t know … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthcare Employment and Compensation Trends

By Rachel Fields, 3/24/11   Becker’s Hospital Review  Business & Legal Issues Here are 10 trends affecting employment and compensation in healthcare, according to various surveys, studies and news reports. Nursing enrollment is rising. Female physicians earn less. More medical … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for Medication Reconciliation

Consumer Reports- Health.org Your caregivers say it’s time for you to leave the hospital. That’s great, but it’s no time to let down your guard. You’re actually approaching one of the most dangerous times of your hospital stay. Research suggests … Continue reading

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