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We need to talk: Study highlights effort to overcome language barriers in surgical patient care(0)

January 8, 2021

This article focuses on the results of the Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment and the benefits for enhanced patient care by residents who are multilingual.

I COUGH provides blueprint for sustainable quality improvement

The I COUGH program, which seeks to prevent non-ventilator-associated postoperative pulmonary complications, is a model for other sustainable quality improvement initiatives.

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Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic

Suggestions for implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations for patients and visitors as well as health care personnel are the focus of this month’s column.

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Improving professionalism among physicians and surgeons

Strategies for monitoring and minimizing stressors that can lead to unprofessional behavior are outlined in this month’s column, including promoting peer accountability and support.

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Joint Commission resources available to detect, prevent workplace violence

The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.


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