Quality & Patient Safety

Feb 16, 2018
Safety Plans for Suicidal Patients, has had excellent results. 100% completion rate on admission and discharge in documentation of safety plan for patients admitted with diagnosis of suicidal ideation and sustained for 6 months.  Speaker:  Susan Kimper, Director Behavioral Health Services…
Feb 12, 2018
Phillips Electronics North America Corp. has recalled 71 HeartStart MRx defibrillators produced in September and October 2016 due to a defect that may cause the device to fail, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. If used in automated external defibrillator mode after failing, the…
Feb 12, 2018
This course will take place at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York. The Cornerstone of AHA’s Team Training Program, the Master Training Course is a focused, two-day learning experience with a train-the-trainer approach. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (…
Feb 12, 2018
This course will take place at UCLA Health in Los Angeles, California. The Cornerstone of AHA’s Team Training Program, the Master Training Course is a focused, two-day learning experience with a train-the-trainer approach. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (…
Feb 12, 2018
This course will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cornerstone of AHA’s Team Training Program, the Master Training Course is a focused, two-day learning experience with a train-the-trainer approach. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) is an evidence-…
Feb 12, 2018
This course will take place at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Cornerstone of AHA’s Team Training Program, the Master Training Course is a focused, two-day learning experience with a train-the-trainer approach. Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (…
Feb 9, 2018
This TrendWatch from September 2011 examines recent research on hospital readmissions, including the linkages between readmissions and quality of care, and the various circumstances that may drive readmissions.
Nearly one-fifth of Medicare beneficiaries—roughly 2 million beneficiaries per year1—discharged from a hospital return within 30 days, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory commission (MedPAC).2 Some of the readmissions are planned, some are unplanned and others are unrelated to initial…
Feb 8, 2018
Strategies for Leadership
This assessment inventory is designed to help hospital and health system leaders, trustees, medical staff and employees think about how a hospital, department, or clinical area operationalizes patient- and family-centered care. It is designed for use with an interdisciplinary team that includes…
Feb 8, 2018
Pentax Medical yesterday recalled its ED-3490TK duodenoscope model to replace certain parts and update the operations manual. The design changes were approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which recommends that customers acknowledge receipt of the Pentax recall notice, return the…
Jan 17, 2018
Rush University Medical Center uses an app to support its enhanced recovery after surgery program and sees reduced hospitals stays.