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- Super-heated VAs Grab Cool Security Tech. // Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Nov2008 Supplement, p28
The article reports that U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals are strengthening their protection programs with the use of microscope. The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Complex brought in identity card technology from IntelliCheck-Mobilisa called Defense ID. This can scan identification...
- Here are ways to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals. // Same-Day Surgery;Feb2009 Supplement, p1
The article offers guidelines to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) in the U.S.
- EDITORIAL. // AHA News;4/30/2012, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p4
The author reflects on the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) which exemplifies a hospital's commitment to addressing health care-associated infections, and making it safer for patient and families.
- A safety culture can have more than one life. // Hospital Peer Review;Nov2009, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p131
The article discusses the safety culture at Memorial University Medical Center which surmounted financial problems and emerged with renewed focus on quality and safety in responding to new situations.
- Medical Safety. // Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society;2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p127
The author reflects on patients' safety in the hospital setting. He relates that hospitalized patients are at risk of adverse events and medication errors. He suggests that clinicians, health-care organizations, and the government must be familiar with the patients' safety and principles, and...
- ECRI Institute PSO Deep Dive Analyzes Medication Events. Huber, Charlotte; Rebold, Barbara; Wallace, Cynthia; Zimmer, Karen P. // Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p28
The article focuses on the analysis provided by the Deep Diveâ„¢ technology from the ECRI Institute patient safety organization (PSO) to prevent medication mishaps. It says that ECRI asked health care organizations to provide medication errors for the analysis to uncover lessons; thus,...
- To the Edge and Back. Meyer, Charles R. // Minnesota Medicine;Mar2011, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p4
The article offers the author's insights on the role of anesthesiologists on patient safety. The author, as a physician, says that anesthesiologists occasionally put a patient in a cliff between life and death, hoping that they may be able to pull them back to safety. He adds that these masked...
- Stepping up to the challenge. Mohle, Beth // Queensland Nurse;Oct2009, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p5
In this article, the author discusses aspects of the nursing and midwifery skill mix concerning patient safety. She is critical of the measures undertaken by various New South Wales (NSW) Health Area Health Services, wherein nursing and midwifery positions are being replaced by generic health...
- Understanding safety in healthcare: the system evolution, erosion and enhancement model. Carthey, Jane // Journal of Public Health Research;2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p144
The paper summarises previous theories of accident causation, human error, foresight, resilience and system migration. Five lessons from these theories are used as the foundation for a new model which describes how patient safety emerges in complex systems like healthcare: the System Evolution...