Patient Safety Monitor Journal answers your most important patient safety questions and offers field-tested compliance strategies to ensure your patient safety efforts measure up to The Joint Commission.
Weighing the pros and cons of patient safety technology
Although some emerging technology promises a patient safety cure-all, hospitals need to evaluate clinician workflow before implementing new gadgets
Joint Commission finalizes new requirements for CAUTI NPSG
A proposed National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) released by The Joint Commission in February takes aim at judicious use of computed tomography (CT) imaging among pediatric patients, requiring hospitals to follow evidence-based guidelines when considering CTs for minor head trauma.
GAO report highlights three key patient safety challenges
A recent report from a federal watchdog agency offers new insight into the barriers hospitals still face when it comes to addressing patient safety concerns, offering a concise distillation of the key gaps that remain in ongoing efforts to prevent patient harm.
Identifying best practices for suicide prevention
Over the last decade, suicide rates in the United States have been creeping steadily skyward. In some states, the suicide rate is nearly twice the national average.
Major HAIs decline, but antibiotic resistance remains problematic
Updated infection control guidelines released by the CDC in February indicate hospitals are making strides to prevent common infections.
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