Q: What's next for your program—customized alerts for other patient groups, other geriatrics interventions?
For patient outcomes, higher workload and longer length of stay were significantly more likely to be associated with a patient safety indicator event. ... However, they concluded that the workload of attending physicians may have an adverse effect on
Our goal is to change the culture of health care into one that learns from mistakes and shares best practices in patient safety,” Dr. ... It will link registry reports of near misses to educational resources that will help clinical teams strengthen
Boston and president of the National Patient Safety Foundation, which commemorated Patient Safety Awareness Week this month (March 2-8). ... said Frank Federico, RPh, one of IHI's directors and patient safety experts.
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found. ... Researchers studied how 12-, 16-, and 24-hour shifts among residents in the intensive care unit (ICU) affected patient safety, resident well-being,
Meanwhile, The Joint Commission plans to make diagnostic-error reduction a patient safety priority. ... Castillo added. “It might be a National Patient Safety Goal, it might be a call for more research, or it might be performance measures.”.
Questions addressed patient safety, residents' familiarity with patients, and whether the intervention was worthwhile. ... Lastly, our study does not look at patient outcomes; thus, there is no way to measure what impact, if any, warm handoffs may have
V isualize an attending physician inserting a central line into a patient when the senior resident notices that something doesn't seem right. ... Stop!’” described Spencer G. Nabors, ACP Associate Member. The attending stops, realizes the resident is
The iCOMPARE (Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education) trial assessed patient safety and resident sleep and alertness at 63 U.S. ... A study reporting the effects on patient safety and a study
This month's issue includes a cover story on rounding practices, features on pneumonia and patient safety, and conference coverage. ... We would love to hear how your hospital approaches rounds or encourages discussion about patient errors.