Patient Safety

Safety Checklists Hold Potential But Healthcare Industry Needs to Reexamine Fundamentals, According to BMJ Viewpoint

By Sean Power

Discussion about safety checklist efficacy needs to review the fundamental principles of checklist uses, according to Dr. Robyn Clay-Williams, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Dr. Lacey Colligan, Division of Quality and Value, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA, in a BMJ Quality & Safety Viewpoint.

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Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Opioid Safety, Patient Safety, Practices & Tips, Respiratory Compromise

Top 5 Health and Safety Posts for 2015

The top 5 health and safety posts for 2015 on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) blog demonstrate risk management concerns for monitoring patients to prevent respiratory depression, preventing blood clots, and the need to manage device alarms.

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