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Amid nationwide focus on drug abuse, opioids emerge as a significant patient safety concern
For the last several years, there has been a startling mortality trend emerging in the United States: Each year, middle-aged white Americans are dying at a faster clip than any of their counterparts in different age groups, ethnicities, or countries.
Improved safety culture facilitates a 'total systems approach' to care
A report released by a leading patient safety organization emphasizes the importance of safety culture as part of a broader call for healthcare facilities to transition to a "total systems approach" to care.
Alarm management compliance shifts into second gear
For the last two years, healthcare organizations have been working to comply with the first phase of The Joint Commission's alarm management National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG). As of January 1, 2016, they'll have to contend with the second phase as well.
Failure recovery tool offers guidance amid the 'chaos and shock' of medical errors
Healthcare can be a stressful industry to work in, particularly when something goes wrong. Instead of relying on humans to react under pressure, one organization is offering a structured approach to patient safety failures.
Olympus recalls duodenoscopes, issues updated elevator design
One of the duodenoscope manufacturers at the center of a series of infectious outbreaks dating back to 2012 has announced plans to recall its current model and replace it with a new FDA-approved design.
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