For many surgeons and physicians, the hardest thing they will have to do in their medical career is talk to a patient about a medical error....Read More »
A new study found that out of the 310 million surgery patients who receive surgery every year, 50 million suffer postoperative complications and...Read More »
Medication reconciliation is a crucial step in preventing medical errors, and it has become an increased focus of regulators across the healthcare continuum as organizations concentrate on improving patient safety and quality of care.
After the October 2014 outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. led to several life-threatening cases in U.S. hospitals, it became apparent that many healthcare workers don't follow proper PPE protocol.
The Mayo Clinic experienced a highly publicized case of drug diversion back in 2008, where a nurse was caught stealing fentanyl from patients...Read More »
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published an online toolkit this May that teaches how to talk with patients when a medical...Read More »
A new study has found that incorporating error tracking with checklists can give a more accurate determination of a trainee surgeon’s skill level...Read More »
A new study projects more than 250,000 people die each year from medical errors, leaving patient safety experts calling for...Read More »
A new study conducted by John Hopkins researchers estimates that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is wrong about the third...Read More »
Healthcare can be a stressful industry to work in, particularly when something goes wrong. Instead of relying on humans to react under pressure...Read More »