Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’
Developing a culture of safety begins with incorporating lessons learned from adverse events and near misses in order to prevent future harm.
The following statement on general anesthetics and sedation drugs in children and pregnant women was developed by the ACS Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February 2017 meeting.
ACS Case Reviews in Surgery and AHRQ Safety Program for ERAS: New ACS programs enhance quality patient care
This month’s column describes two ACS programs: The ACS Case Reviews in Surgery, which is intended to improve surgical skills, and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program, which supports evidence-based perioperative care.
Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill
This month’s cover story outlines how cognition and self-reflection affect performance and outcomes and provides a sample case describing how behavioral factors likely contributed to an adverse event.
The Joint Commission discourages secure texting of patient care orders for several reasons, including the increased burden of entering the information manually into the electronic health record.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Baltimore, MD, has launched the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Safety Program for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS). This new surgical quality improvement program is funded and guided by AHRQ. The AHRQ Safety […]
In his welcoming remarks at the 40th annual meeting of the Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons (AVAS) in April 2016, L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), Past-President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), expressed concern that surgeons have made little progress in the prevention of adverse […]
Dr. Britt, ACS Past-President, shares his views on the state of patient safety in an interview with Dr. Lipshy.
This article describes a program at Maricopa Medical Center aimed at preparing residents for medical liability litigation and defines lessons learned for developing a program that prepares students for the possibility of being deposed in a liability lawsuit.
The scope-of-care requirements for the Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program, which helps facilities offer a complete range of high-quality services for cardiac patients, is the focus of this month’s column.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
Topics covered at the 2016 TQIP meeting in Orlando, FL, are summarized, including practice guidelines for palliative care, the ACS TQIP Collaboratives program, and lessons learned from the Pulse nightclub mass casualty event.
Preventative actions to mitigate the effects of cognitive bias, which can be attributed to diagnostic errors in health care, are summarized in this month’s column.
Najmedin Meshkati, PhD, a professor of civil/environmental engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and international relations, was the recipient of the Ernest Amory Codman Award this year.
Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the importance of professional operating room attire and summarizes key protocols, such as proper covering of the head during invasive procedures, supported by College leadership.
Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes
The results of a study assessing surgeons’ reactions to operating room attire restrictions conducted by the YFA of the ACS are described in this article, as are the possible effects of these restrictions on patient safety.
The following statement on distractions in the operating room was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.
The following statement on documenting and reporting of accidental punctures and lacerations during surgery was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.
The following statement on operating room attire was developed by the ACS task force on operating room attire and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its July 2016 meeting.
The revised statement on health care industry representatives in the operating room was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.