Scanning the Headlines: Patient Safety

Updated on November 10, 2016

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Branswell, H.  (2016, Oct. 25).  Hospitals installed more sinks to stop infections.  The sinks can make the problem worse.  STAT.  Retrieved from:  https://www.statnews.com/2016/10/25/hospital-sinks-infections/

Cassini, A., and others.  (2016, Oct. 18).  Burden of six healthcare-associated infections on European population health:  estimating incidence-based disability-adjusted life years through a population prevalence-based modelling study.  PLOS Medicine.  Retrieved from:  http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002150

DeBakey, M.  (2016, Oct. 18).  Annals for hospitalists inpatient notes - reducing diagnostic error - a new horizon of opportunities for hospital medicine.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  Retrieved from:  http://annals.org/aim/article/2569422/annals-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-reducing-diagnostic-error-new-horizon-opportunities

(2016, Oct.).  Preventing Patient Falls: A Systematic Approach from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare  Project.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association.  Retrieved from:  http://www.hpoe.org/Reports-HPOE/2016/preventing-patient-falls.pdf

(2016, Sept.).  Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation, and Patient Safety.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:  https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primers/primer/37

(2016, Sept.).  How to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability and Patient Safety.  Washington:  The PEW Charitable Trusts.  Retrieved from:  http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2016/08/usability_conference_fs.pdf

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.

Gorman, A.  (2016, Aug. 30).  'America's other drug problem':  Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/americas-other-drug-problem-copious-prescriptions-for-hospitalized-elderly/

Maynard, G.  (2016, Aug.).  Preventing Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:  http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/vtguide/vteguide.pdf

Commins, J.  (2016, July 20).  Can automated prompts reduce surgical site infections?  HealthLeaders Media.  Retrieved from:  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/community-rural/can-automated-prompts-reduce-surgical-site-infections

Luthra, S.  (2016, June 15).  Screen flashes and pop-up reminders:  'Alert fatigue' spreads through medicine.  Kaiser Health News.  Retrieved from:  http://khn.org/news/screen-flashes-and-pop-up-reminders-alert-fatigue-spreads-through-medicine

Kronick, R., Arnold, S., and Brady, J.  (2016, June 13).  Improving safety for hospitalized patients:  Much progress but many challenges remain.  Journal of American Medical Association.  Retrieved from:  http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2528945

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

Famolaro, T., and others.  (2016, May).  Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture:  2016 User Comparative Database Report.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Retrieved from:  Part I:  http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/2016/mosurvey2016pt1.pdf   Part II:  http://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/2016/mosurvey2016pt2.pdf

Graber, M., Johnston, D., and Bailey, R.  (2016, May).  Report of the Evidence on Health IT Safety and Interventions.  Research Triangle Park, NC:  RTI International.  Retrieved from:  https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/task_8_1_final_508.pdf

Graber, M., Bailey, R., and Johnston, D.  (2016, May).  Goals and Priorities for Health Care Organizations to Improve Safety Using Health IT.  Research Triangle Park, NC:  RTI International.  Retrieved from:  https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/task_9_report.pdf

(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

 

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