Recent carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreaks at two Los Angeles hospitals have raised serious questions regarding reprocessing procedures tied to duodenoscopes and the risks patients face during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures.
In February, representatives from pulmonary medicine and patient safety organizations gathered with respiratory medicine thought leaders in a roundtable discussion hosted by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care. Their main objective: Identify ways to recognize...
Adverse drug events (ADE) make up an overwhelming number of healthcare-acquired conditions (HAC), but prevention efforts are often overshadowed by more pressing and more regulated needs surrounding healthcare-acquired infections (HAI).
Fifteen years after the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) convened quality care experts to discuss patient safety priorities for the next 15 years.