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Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals(Comments Off on Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals)

February 1, 2018

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.

Figure 1. 8 Tips for high-quality hand-offs

Are handoff communications a common problem for your OR team?

The factors contributing to handoff communication failures are defined as are practical solutions for curbing handoff miscommunication.

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Joint Commission details new pain assessment, management standards in R3 Report

The revised and updated pain assessment and management standards published in the R3 Report are described.

sound noise

Noise and distractions in the OR can affect patient, staff safety

Actions to reduce noise levels in the operating room are summarized.


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