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2014-05-15 12:37:32

First and only wireless, integrated technology system for IV pump infusion that is IHE certified for all three AutoComplete integration functions BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will unveil its INTEGRA(TM) Infusion platform at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 17(th) -22(nd), in Denver Colorado. B.Braun is committed to enhancing patient, clinician and...

2014-05-13 16:27:46

PRINCETON, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals participating in a nationwide quality and patient safety program have averted 9,206 adverse events for patients and more than $100 million in added healthcare costs in 2013, according to new data from the Partnership for Patients-New Jersey initiative. Those results are attributable to reduced rates in 13 so-called "hospital acquired conditions," or complications that can arise during a hospital stay - things such...

2014-05-06 08:36:36

In appreciation of nurses on National RN Recognition Day, Swisslog Healthcare Solutions launches "Thank You for Inspiring Us" video and free CEU program DENVER, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS), the leading provider of hospital automation, today launched a video message thanking nurses for their leadership and inspiration to coincide with National Nurses Week. Thank You For Inspiring Us features Swisslog HCS president Mike Hoganson and other employees...

2014-04-30 08:29:57

The report shows decreases in Serious Event reports, wrong-site surgeries, falls and healthcare-associated infections HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority issued its 2013 Annual Report showing decreases in Serious Event reports in hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities (ASFs) over the last five years, wrong-site surgeries (WSS), falls and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). "This June will mark 10 years...

2014-04-29 08:36:32

Nationally Recognized Institutions Among the Poor Performers WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reveals that one in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital - it's one reason more than 1,000 people die each day from preventable medical errors. In fact, medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to newly released data, despite progress, even some premier medical institutions are falling behind when it comes to patient...

2014-04-22 08:33:36

CareFusion Technology Receives Top Marks for Quality, Ease of Use and Reliability SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that nurses have ranked the Pyxis MedStation(®)( )system as the #1 medication dispensing cabinet in a new study by KLAS, an independent research company. KLAS independently monitors health care technology performance through the active participation of thousands of health care...

2014-04-17 09:45:29

Equal to 12 million people nationwide; half of errors potentially harmful, say researchers At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a "substantial patient safety risk," finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of these errors could be potentially harmful, say the authors, who add that their findings should prompt renewed efforts to monitor and curb the numbers of...

2014-04-16 20:22:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the United States could experience an...

2014-04-11 11:37:44

ACP calls for testing innovative liability reforms to break through political impasse The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system. "Medical Liability Reform—Innovative Solutions for a New Health Care System" provides an update of the medical liability landscape, state-based activity on medical liability reform, and summarizes traditional and newer reform proposals...

2014-03-31 23:27:15

Information on the risks, side effects, and dangers of prescription medication, as well as tips on medicine safety as provided by the attorneys at http://www.JRLawFirm.com/. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Medication Safety Week begins the 1st of April, presenting the public with an opportunity to brush up on their knowledge of medication dangers. It’s important to educate oneself on the risks, side effects, and other dangers of prescription medication. A 1999 report by the Institute of...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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