Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission focuses on strategies to detect, prevent drug diversion

Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.

Figure 1. Hospital Discharge Status

Bullet to the bean: Renal gunshot wounds

This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with gunshot wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.

OR attire

Proceedings and recommendations from the OR attire summit: A collaborative model for guideline development

The recommendations provided at the operating room attire summit are described, including the findings of relevant scientific literature reviewed by summit participants.

Figure 1. Hospital Discharge Status

Back stabbers and the renal wounds they inflict

This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with knife wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Looking forward – April 2019

Lessons learned and next steps regarding implementing standards drawn from the principles outlined in Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety are the focus of this month’s column.

The ACS Quality and Safety Program: Louisville hospitals participate in first site visits

Summarizes the results of quality improvement initiatives as outlined in the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (Red Book) at two initial sites in Kentucky.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement

Details regarding TJC’s decision to reinstate the individual mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement are summarized.

The Joint Commission

A look at The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls

This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.

The Joint Commission

Study on value of accreditation falls flat on methodology, patient focus

This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.

TQIP

TQIP annual meeting promotes strategies for improving trauma outcomes

Topics covered at the 2018 TQIP meeting in Anaheim, CA, are summarized, including TQIP and COT progress reports, pre-event and aftermath training for mass casualty events, and the pediatric perspective on firearm-related violence.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission case example addresses wrong site surgery

A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.

AHRQ Safety Program for ISCR expands scope in 2019

AHRQ Safety Program for ISCR expands scope in 2019

The origin and future direction of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery Safety Program are described.

The Joint Commission

Collaboration to improve quality of total hip and total knee replacement programs

The partnership between The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which includes the Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification program is summarized.

Surgeons well-positioned to champion high reliability

The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.

ACS seal

Revised Statement on Patient Safety in the Operating Room: Team Care

The ACS Statement on Surgical Patient Safety was revised to focus on team care and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training: An introduction

In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2018

Dr. Hoyt provides his perspective on the status of ACS Quality Programs and where they are headed in the future.

communication with patient

Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action

Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Beginning your quality improvement journey

This final excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety provides an overview of the topics discussed in the manual.

ACS CRP

Duration of adjuvant therapy for stage III colon cancer: No longer one size fits all

Clinical trial findings in the IDEA collaboration are summarized to determine possible duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer.

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