Check your inventory of the duodenoscopes in your hospital as well as any off-campus clinics or ambulatory care centers, now that the FDA has issued yet another urgent infection control recall for the medical instruments that are notoriously difficult to clean.
As SMS technology has developed, providers have taken to texting patient health information (PHI). They send pictures of X-rays and rashes. They ask opinions and advice on patient cases. They message the on-call physicians that they are needed, ASAP.
Editor’s note: This Q&A was taken from the January ASHE webinar, “Active Shooter - Best Practices for the Worst Case,” with speakers Kevin M. Tuohey, executive director for research compliance at Boston University & Boston Medical Center; Constance Packard,...
Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in 2017, there’s been new (and well-deserved) attention placed on sexual harassment, and healthcare organizations are no exception. The industry is rife with examples.