Scanning the Headlines: Patient Safety
Updated on June 30, 2016
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McAlearney, A.S., and others. (2016, July-Sept.). Toward a high-performance management system in health care, part 4: Using high-performance work practices to prevent central line-associated blood stream infections – a comparative case study. Health Care Management Review, 41(3), 233-243.
Beck, M. (2016, June 6). Why many hospitals are banning flowers and balloons. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-many-hospitals-are-banning-flowers-and-stuffed-animals-1465234611
Saint, S., and others. (2016, June 2). A program to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection in acute care. New England Journal of Medicine. 374:2111-2119. Retrieved from: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1504906
Pronovost, P., Watson, S., and others. (2016, May/June). Sustaining reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections in Michigan intensive care units. American Journal of Medical Quality. 31(3):197-202. Retrieved from: http://ajm.sagepub.com/content/31/3/197.abstract
Green, M. (2016, May 31). Should your ICU patients wear ear plugs? Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/should-your-icu-patients-wear-ear-plugs.html
Paddock, C. (2016, May 11). Linking hospital patient deaths to weekend staffing a major 'oversimplification'. Medical News Today. Retrieved from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310127.php
Cummings, K., and others. (2016, May 10). Addressing infection prevention and control in the first U.S. community hospital to care for patients with Ebola Virus Disease: Context for national recommendations and future strategies. Annal Internal Medicine. Retrieved from: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2521614
Makary, M., and Daniel, M. (2016, May 3). Medical error-the third leading cause of death in the US. British Medical Journal. Retrieved from: www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139
(2016, May). Resident Safety Practices in Nursing Home Settings. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/621/2224/nursing-home-safety-report-160510.pdf
Doyle, P., Gurses, A., and Pronovost, P. (2016, Apr. 27). Mastering medical devices for safe use. American Journal of Medical Quality. Retrieved from: http://ajm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/26/1062860616645857.extract
(2016, Apr. 26). A Path to Better Antibiotic Stewardship in Inpatient Settings. Philadelphia, PA: The Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved from: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2016/04/a-path-to-better-antibiotic-stewardship-in-inpatient-settings
Ready, T. (2016, Apr. 21). Does measuring quality really ensure patient safety? HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved from: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/quality/does-measuring-quality-really-ensure-patient-safety
Sandora, T., Fung, M., and Melvin, P. (2016, Apr. 18). National variability and appropriateness of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis in US children's hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Association. Retrieved from: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2513202
Jha, A., and Pronovost, P. (2016, Apr. 14). Toward a safer health care system. Journal of the American Medical Association. Retrieved from: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2514090
(2016, Apr. 13). New Quick Safety Focuses on Implicit Bias. Oakbrook Terrace: Joint Commission. Retrieved from: http://www.jointcommission.org/issues/article.aspx?Article=TjgKCr9s%2b3VowCidQsb%2bE4yZbhTavTj%2fu0vzpKVtAHk%3d
(2016, Apr.). Patient Safety Primer: Trigggers and Trigger Tools. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/33
(2016, Apr.). Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2016: Executive Brief. Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute. Retrieved from: www.ecri.org/patientsafetytop10.
(2016, Mar.). Organizational Leadership and Its Role in Improving Safety. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/32?utm_source=EN&utm_medium=EN&utm_term=1&utm_content=8&utm_campaign=AHRQ_PSP_2016
(2016, Mar.). Priorities in Focus-Patient Safety. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/reports/priorities-in-focus-march2016.html
(2016, Mar.). Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Clostridium difficile: Update. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/604/2208/c-difficile-update-report-160329.pdf
(2016, Mar.). Improving Patient Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/asc/resources/asc-resource_list.pdf
(2016, Feb. 25). Patient Safety: Hospitals Face Challenges Implementing Evidence-Based Practices. GAO-16-308. Washington: U.S. Government Accountability Office. Retrieved from: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-308
Bailey, M. (2016, Feb. 1). Communication failures linked to 1,744 deaths in five years, US malpractice study finds. STATS News. Retrieved from: http://www.statnews.com/2016/02/01/communication-failures-malpractice-study/
(2016, Feb.). Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. Health IT Safe Practices: Toolkit for the Safe Use of Copy and Paste. Plymouth Meeting, PA: ECRI Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.ecri.org/resource-center/Pages/HIT-Safe-Practices.aspx
Trzeciak, S., Gaughan, J., and others. (2016). Association between Medicare summary star ratings for patient experience and clinical outcomes in US hopsitals. Journal of Patient Experience. Retrieved from: http://jpx.sagepub.com/content/3/1/2374373516636681.full.pdf+html
(2016). Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission. Retrieved from: https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/PFAC_patient_family_and_safety_white_paper.pdf