A new report from medical liability insurer Coverys takes a close look at the growing epidemic of opioid addictions and the high-severity injuries, including death, that the problem causes every year.
As of January 1, CMS eliminated the paper version of the form to report patient deaths associated with restraint or seclusion. Form CMS-10455 must now be filed through an electronic version.
Only 20% of hospital executives said their organization is a “safety innovator,” meaning it has the resources committed to provide state-of-the-art patient safety management.
Is drug diversion a problem in the healthcare setting where you work? Chances are the answer is yes—but you might not realize it yet.
Dig out and update your plan for screening for MERS-CoV, Ebola, measles or any other infectious disease with the latest information on the newly identified 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
The patient is a Washington resident who returned to the U.S. from China on January 15 and sought care at a medical facility in Washington.
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The better alternative for keeping a medical clinic safe is to create an environment where everyone looks out for each other and holds each other accountable for safety.
As of January 1, 2020, CMS has eliminated the direct supervision requirement.