Tag Archive for ‘patient safety’
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.
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.