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2013-12-04 23:29:58

Surgical mistakes, including operating on the wrong patient, or the wrong site on the right patient, or the wrong procedure on the correct patient topped all reported medical mistakes in first half of 2013. LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, offers seven common sense solutions to this shocking statistic. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Hospitals are required to report medical mistakes, known as “Sentinel Events” in healthcare, to The Joint Commission (TJC)....

2013-12-04 23:24:53

Dr. Mark Chassin, President and CEO of the Joint Commission is quoted in his Oct. 9, 2013 Leadership Blog (http://is.gd/pUxfwK) how High Reliability Health Care can improve patient safety, but he then goes on to say that this is thus far only an assessment tool just being tested in one state. Dr. Ira Williams discusses how Chassin and other highly reputable sources continue to try to transfer proven safety measures from existing industries, commercial aviation, etc., into patient safety...

2013-12-04 11:03:49

Implementation of a multifaceted program to improve patient handoffs (change in staff caring for a patient) among physicians-in-training residents at a children's hospital was associated with a reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. Handoff miscommunications are a leading cause of medical errors. "The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Accreditation...

2013-11-26 23:30:41

Dr. Gary McClain has published a new article, “Dangers of Self-Diagnosis. Let Your Doctors Do Their Job” on his website, JustGotDiagnosed.com. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Dr. Gary McClain has published a new article, “Dangers of Self-Diagnosis. Let Your Doctors Do Their Job” on his website, JustGotDiagnosed.com. A specialist in the emotional impact of chronic and catastrophic illnesses, Gary McClain, PhD, developed JustGotDiagnosed.com to address a serious need he saw...

2013-11-25 23:30:05

The newest research released from the Journal of Patient Safety estimates as many as 440,000 Americans die annually as the result of preventable medical errors. LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, is committed to changing these statistics one hospital at a time. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest...

2013-11-25 23:29:14

Effective peer review programs identify strengths and weaknesses in existing hospital frameworks and make visible changes needed to ensure that practitioners are providing the highest standard of care. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Effective peer review programs identify strengths and weaknesses in existing hospital frameworks and make visible changes needed to ensure that practitioners are providing the highest standard of care. During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed...


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