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Two frequently cited Joint Commission standards are "catchall" for patient safety
EC.02.06.01 and IC.02.02.01 were the two most challenging standards for hospitals in 2015, both of which have significant patient safety implications
Experts outline scope reprocessing enhancements to reduce infection risks
Hospitals must implement additional measures to scope reprocessing procedures amid ongoing safety concern regarding instrumentation, according to patient safety experts. Anything less is unacceptable.
Blood clot prevention relies on standardizing best practices through technology
Hospitals large and small share approaches to HA-VTE prevention through use of clinical decision-making tools, data analytics
New ISMP best practices underscore facility-wide consistency
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices' (ISMP) recently released "2016?2017 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals," which includes revisions to two existing best practices and five additional recommendations to reduce common medication errors.
ACS releases new standards for overlapping and concurrent surgeries
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) released a much anticipated update to its "Statements on Principles" addressing both concurrent and overlapping surgeries.
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