A look at The Joint Commission
Addressing surgeon fatigue and sleep deprivation(Comments Off)
Contributing factors that can result in surgeon fatigue, including insufficient staffing and extended workdays, are summarized in this month’s column, as are suggestions for preventing this condition including implementing a fatigue management plan.
This month’s column provides an update of The Targeted Solutions Tool for Safe Surgery.
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), reveals his goals—including expanded topics addressing surgeon fatigue and enhanced patient postoperative recovery—for this column over the next year.
The goals of the Preventing Surgical Fires initiative are summarized in this month’s column.
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.
More in this category
- Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers
- Hospitals continue to improve on surgical care accountability measures
- Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds
- Updated compendium offers strategies to prevent health care-associated infections
- Hospital Engagement Networks target surgical site infections
- The Joint Commission reports increase in robotic surgery-related sentinel events
- JCI can be a resource for patients receiving care abroad
- New draft guideline to prevent SSI
- Renewed awareness of infection control during surgery
- National Time Out Day focuses on every patient, every time
- Physicians play important role in on-site survey process
- Physicians invited to play a larger role in standards process
- Blameless or blameworthy errors: Does your organization make a distinction?
- Action urged to prevent retained surgical items
- Hospitals making improvements in use of evidence-based surgical processes