Unnecessary – that’s the word that best summarizes this week’s reads – unnecessary readmissions and unnecessary surgery.
And, then to round out “unnecessary”, new data recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests unnecessary risk. Continue reading “Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Oct 10, 2014)”
According to the CDC, the maternal death rate in the U.S. has more than doubled since 1987. So, with that shocking statistic in mind, we felt that we had to point out articles dealing with pregnancy … and a reminder that alarm fatigue just doesn’t annoy nurses … and, lastly, one interesting video from Derriford Hospital in the UK that is improving health outcomes for its patients by doing the “wiggle”. Continue reading “Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Sep 26, 2014)”