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2013-12-19 23:28:27

Patient involvement in nursing shift handoffs improves patient care and quality, and proves the need for standardized protocols. LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, specializes in effective training of these patient safety protocols. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 According to a study published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality in 2013, nurses can improve care quality and reduce the risk for error by including the patient in bedside handoffs during shift...

2013-12-19 23:01:09

Hospice Savannah will host their Sixth Annual Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Petr Janata. It will be held Jan. 23 and 24. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Hospice Savannah is proud to announce that their Sixth Annual Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Petr Janata, an associate professor at the U.C.-Davis Center for Neuroscience, will be held Jan. 23 and 24. Dr. Janata is a cognitive neuroscientist studying the psychology of music. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in...

2013-12-19 12:29:13

For thousands of patients each year, seemingly benign screening, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures lead to a significant injury or death. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mistakes made during common procedures in the course of medical treatment may be less likely to make headlines than wrong-site surgery or a brain-damaged baby, but they still impact the patients and caregivers facing the consequences. In CRICO Strategies 2013 Annual Benchmarking Report:...

2013-12-19 12:27:37

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. "This is a great honor that reflects the great work our staff, physicians and volunteers are doing every day to fulfill our mission of...

2013-12-18 23:22:23

A deficiency free survey indicates a significant effort on the part of the administration and staff to provide quality care and services. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Signature Home Health approaches its business by a single virtue: To enhance the life of every person they serve. Through this mission, the Home Health Agency (office located at 7632 SW Durham Rd #105, Tigard, OR 97224) achieved one of the highest designations for quality of care and services – a deficiency...

2013-12-18 23:02:12

Medical equipment company RecoverCare, LLC, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based investment firm Aurora Capital, has acquired Global Medical, LLC a premier post-acute supplier of specialty medical equipment. Global Medical's strong regional presence and impressive customer base complement RecoverCare's existing national footprint and enhance its capabilities in the hospice market. LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 RecoverCare, LLC, a portfolio company of Los...

2013-12-18 08:29:17

Dr. Villalobos Brings His Expertise to the National Pain Institute Physician Team in Orlando, Florida MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation's premier provider of multidisciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced that Dr. Edwin Villalobos of Altamonte Springs, Florida will join the National Pain Institute, a Prospira PainCare Center of Excellence, as the newest team member in the Orlando...

2013-12-17 23:26:22

Company powers first online forum exclusively for targeted drug delivery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Pentec Health, Inc. introduced the Targeted Drug Delivery Network today at the 17th annual North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This represents the first ever, secured, online forum exclusively focused on healthcare professionals that utilize implanted drug delivery systems to treat severe pain and spasticity. The Targeted...

2013-12-17 23:23:52

New team includes experts in patient care, medical technology, reimbursement and pharmacology focused on enabling genetics-based prescribing at the point of care. Seatte, WA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Genelex, a pioneer in personalized medicine and genetics-based medication management, today announced formation of its Clinical Advisory Board. The diverse group of experts will help inform the development and clinical utility of the YouScript® Personalized Prescribing System, which...

2013-12-17 12:25:52

Of the reported medication events 337 reached the patient but most did not result in patient harm, however three percent or 18 patients were harmed HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority analysts identified 501 reports involving breakdowns in the medication reconciliation process with a majority of the events occurring during admission medication reconciliation, according to an article in the December Pennsylvania Patient Safety...