Latest ECRI Institute Stories

2013-05-01 23:02:09

JPS Health Network and the 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB, Share This Year´s Award for Projects Addressing Surgical Fire Risk and Outpatient Pediatric Care. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced the winners of the 2013 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Award. The award for a hospital-based project will go to JPS Health Network of Fort Worth, Texas. The award for ambulatory care will be given to the 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB,...

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

2013-04-09 23:02:05

National HIT Experts to present at NPSF Patient Safety Congress Leadership Forum Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 The National Patient Safety Foundation has lined up an all-star panel to present a full-day program for health care leaders in advance of the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress. The Leader´s Role in Making Meaningful Use“¦Meaningful takes place on Wednesday, May 8, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. The HiTech Act, part of the American Recovery and...

Word of the Day
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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.