Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’
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.
This month’s column examines the methodology of a recently released study on the value of health care accreditation.
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.
A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.
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 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.
The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.
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.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.
Dr. Hoyt provides his perspective on the status of ACS Quality Programs and where they are headed in the future.
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.
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.
Clinical trial findings in the IDEA collaboration are summarized to determine possible duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer.
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon),FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), a Past-President of the American College of Surgeons, is the recipient of Seattle Business magazine’s 2018 Leaders in Health Care Lifetime Achievement Award.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Lifelong learning: A key responsibility of the individual surgeon
This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety underscores the importance of lifelong learning.
The experiences of a trauma surgeon turned patient reveal the high level of care he received through the Arkansas Trauma System—a network he helped to create.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Have the recent modifications of operating room attire policies decreased surgical site infections? A NSQIP review of 6,517 patients
A review of operating room attire policies published in an upcoming issue of JACS concluded that stringent attire polices do not reduce surgical site infection rates.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Collaboration and guidelines can lead to better outcomes
This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety summarizes the exciting development of surgical QI collaboratives.
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.
Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, who was appointed the next ACS Committee on Trauma Chair in October 2017, begins serving in this role in March.