Patient Safety

Fixing the Top Ten Technology Hazards That Cause Preventable Injury and Death

ECRI Institute recently released its report, “Top Ten Technology Hazards for 2016” which provides a list of technology hazards that may cause patient injury or death.

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Blood Clots, Hospital Acquired Conditions, Must Reads, Opioid Safety

Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 23, 2015) – Two-Time Stroke Survivor Hopes to Teach Others About F.A.S.T.

This week’s must-reads feature articles about multiple patient safety touchpoints, from an inspiring article about Catherine Zalewski, a 33-year-old mother of two, former Mrs. New Jersey and certified personal trainer, and two-time stroke survivor who is raising awareness for World Stroke Day, to a new report that pharmacist intervention can help reduce readmissions through postdischarge outreach phone calls.

The theme of this week’s must-reads is that patient safety can and is being improved at multiple touchpoints.

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