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Southern California CRE outbreaks raise questions about scope reprocessing
Recent carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreaks at two Los Angeles hospitals have raised serious questions regarding reprocessing procedures tied to duodenoscopes and the risks patients face during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures.
What The Joint Commission says about opioids and respiratory compromise
In February, representatives from pulmonary medicine and patient safety organizations gathered with respiratory medicine thought leaders in a roundtable discussion hosted by the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care. Their main objective: Identify ways to recognize respiratory compromise in all patient populations before it evolves into respiratory failure.
In Minnesota, adverse event improvement goes beyond statistics
Although patient safety data has played a larger role in dictating hospital and state initiatives, sometimes statistics are only one piece of the puzzle.
Preventing adverse drug events requires pharmacist involvement
Adverse drug events (ADE) make up an overwhelming number of healthcare-acquired conditions (HAC), but prevention efforts are often overshadowed by more pressing and more regulated needs surrounding healthcare-acquired infections (HAI).
Ohio Children's Hospital initiative expands quality improvement outside state lines
Initiative saved $60 million and avoided 2,500 serious events in the last three years
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