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Eisenberg Award

Eisenberg Award presented to ACS NSQIP for quality improvement efforts(Comments Off)

April 1, 2015

The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.

Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers

Steps for developing an effective and safe medication management system at ambulatory surgery centers are summarized in this month’s article.

Hospitals continue to improve on surgical care accountability measures

The Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program is summarized in this month’s column.

Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds

This month’s column underscores the importance of Safety Leadership Rounds or WalkRounds to enhance patient safety and develop open lines of communication.

Updated compendium offers strategies to prevent health care-associated infections

Updates to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals—a free guide from The Joint Commission—are featured in this month’s column including the role of the surgeon in preventing health care-associated infections and surgical site infections.


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