Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’

Dr. Schiff at a hospital in Shemya, 1947

A surgeon’s Woodstock

The selfless actions of a surgeon who treated patients at the iconic Woodstock Festival underscore the range of surgical skills and compassion that surgeons of all generations would benefit from possessing.

Scenes from the first TQIP live trauma simulation

TQIP annual meeting identifies new approaches to trauma care

A recap of the 2019 TQIP meeting—including lessons learned from a live trauma simulation, TQIP and COT progress reports, applying high-reliability concepts in trauma, and strategies for implementing hospital-based injury prevention programs—is provided.

From Residency to Retirement

Winning the lottery

The benefits of exhibiting gratitude and humility in providing care to the surgical patient are described.

From Residency to Retirement

Caring: Isn’t that why we went to medical school?

The traits of a caring physician, including setting patient expectations, are summarized.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission to start reporting on high rate of C-sections, adds new standards

The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

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.

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