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Stemming the tide of violence(Comments Off on Stemming the tide of violence)

May 1, 2018

The ACS and The Joint Commission’s perspectives on the issue of violence prevention, including education, trauma system development, and establishing processes to ensure patient and employee safety, are summarized.


Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events

Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.

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Joint Commission now citing individual hand hygiene failures

Whenever Joint Commission surveyors observe an individual’s failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care they now must cite the incident as a deficiency.

Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

The 2018 National Patient Safety Goals are summarized, particularly as they relate to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.

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Study shows postimplementation audits lead to improved enhanced recovery pathway compliance

An auditing process showing the benefits of enhanced recovery pathway programs, including reduced length of stay for patients, is described.

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