Initially, more than 1,500 residents in New York received patient safety training. ... A report received by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) said that a patient received an unintentional shock (but was uninjured) during a
patient safety,” the editorialist wrote.
Stop!’” described Spencer G. Nabors, ACP Associate Member. The attending stops, realizes the resident is right, and avoids potential complications for the patient. ... patient care.“ It's really been very important that the hospitals buy into the
Effective provider communication is important not only to help physicians and nurses get along, but also to ensure patient safety. ... Effective provider communication is important not only to help physicians and nurses get along, but also to ensure
Williams.“ As you're doing your history and physical, incorporate into that finding out who will be helping the patient after discharge. ... Cassel.“ I would urge them to add these kinds of considerations to the way they think about patient safety,
Most hospitals do distribute workload using formulas based on average daily census, but there are no conclusive data establishing a threshold beyond which patient safety may be at risk, experts said. ... Hospitalists who responded to the JAMA survey made
The patient-to-nurse ratio may not even be the best measure of staffing, according to Dr. ... more nurses are needed to treat a higher level of patient acuity, according to Dr.
be learned from them.“ The goal should be to create a safe environment for discussion of systems issues related to patient safety,” said Steven J. ... Physicians should ask two fundamental questions about the episode of care, the developers noted in
Thus, CMS’ inclusion of postoperative VTE rates as a Patient Safety Indicator“ may ultimately prove to be detrimental to patient care.”. ... was associated with less radiation exposure and a more positive patient experience, the study authors
Many hospital committees are particularly well suited to hospitalist participation.“ Among them would be committees on quality, patient safety, pharmacy and therapeutics. ... Some hospitals have what's called a patient care committee, and there are