Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’
The I COUGH program, which seeks to prevent non-ventilator-associated postoperative pulmonary complications, is a model for other sustainable quality improvement initiatives.
In the crucible of war, heroes are forged. We remember the political leaders who made critical decisions or the soldiers who put their lives on the line. Other heroes emerge without titles or uniforms. One example is Janet Maria Vaughan, MD (1899–1993). She started life unlikely to become a physician and even less likely to […]
Describes the qualities of effective site reviewers, provides examples of process improvements developed by reviewer feedback, and summarizes the College’s initiative to align ACS Quality Programs.
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.
Identifies the development and goals of a new program for verifying surgical quality in rural hospitals.
Michigan hospital participates in first pilot site visit for new ACS rural surgery verification program
The rural verification standards evaluated during the MMMC-Alpena pilot site visit are summarized as are lessons learned for future pilot site visits.
The development of the CAFE study is summarized as is its role in determining variation in trauma patient care.
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.
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.
The benefits of exhibiting gratitude and humility in providing care to the surgical patient are described.
The traits of a caring physician, including setting patient expectations, are summarized.
The Joint Commission has announced two new perinatal care standards that will go into effect in July 2020 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.
Detection and prevention of drug diversion in health care is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with gunshot wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.
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.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with knife wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.
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.
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.
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.
This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.