Patient safety experts from around the globe discussed the importance of breaking rules to improve clinical and administrative processes during a December 13 session at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Florida.
Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville is the only Charlotte hospital to earn a top score in newly released federal rankings. Don Goldmann, Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, said the government's star ratings are probably motivating hospitals to improve practices to avoid poor scores, which is a good thing for patients.
IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer Tejal Gandhi says the New Year will continue to see a focus on patient safety culture. IHI and the National Patient Safety Foundation merged in May 2017 and are focused on quality improvement, health equity, patient safety and similar issues.
Included as #7 in Becker's Hospital Review year-end Top 10 list: 10 healthcare rules patients, staff say should be broken: Healthcare organizations can take specific action to mitigate the burden of unnecessary regulations without sparking political battles or slogging through policy changes, according to a viewpoint article written by three leaders from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face or throat; hives or flushing; itching; abdominal cramping, abdominal pain or vomiting; back pain or chest pain; hypotension or shock.
eneral use BD syringes are cleared for immediate use in fluid aspiration and injection, but not for use as a closed container storage system for drug products.
January 11, 2018 | As efforts continue to curb the opioid addiction epidemic in the US and reduce deaths from overdoses, the underlying problem of overprescribing remains very much in the spotlight.
An embolism could obstruct blood flow to critical organs, leading to serious injury and/or a need to surgically extract the overflow material from the patient. Severe neurologic, cardiac, limb, renal, or gastrointestinal injury may result.
Reported pulmonary events required urgent intervention, including needle decompression or chest tube placement. Several of these events were associated with cardiopulmonary arrest and patient death.
Risks of slowed or difficult breathing, misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death with these medicines outweigh their benefits in patients younger than 18.
Missed doses of Clopidogrel increases the risk of heart attack and stroke which can be life threatening.
Administration of glass particulate may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening.
This article presents common high-reliability organization (HRO) characteristics that apply to all health care organizations seeking to improve patient safety, and cross-walks them with the IHI Framework for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Care to help leaders build a culture and learning system to support HRO characteristics.
Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
Improper seals can allow blood to leak through the hub, cause the cap to fall off during the procedure, or can create a difference in pressure that allows air into the circulatory system (air embolism).
AuroMedics Pharma is voluntarily recalling one lot of Linezolid Injection 600mg/300mL flexible bags, NDC 55150 -242 -51 batch CLZ160007 expiration August 2018 to the hospital level. This batch was distributed May 15 through August 14, 2017. The product was found to contain white particulate matter that has been identified as mold.
FDA review of clinical safety trials shows that treating asthma with LABAs in combination with ICS does not result in significantly more serious asthma-related side effects than treatment with ICS alone.
Administration of a glass particulate may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening.
December 21, 2017 | Steve Spear speaks to an audience at IHI's National Forum, drawing on his own life experience and work with multiple industries to point out that better ways to do things are within reach.
Incorrect placement of electrodes on an infant may result in failure to deliver an effective shock. A delay in therapy could result in serious injury and/or death.