This article reports on the news from IHI's press release about the Declaration to Advance Patient Safety, which was introduced at IHI Congress 2022 by IHI and members of the National Steering Committee on Patient Safety.
Representatives from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – three member organization of the IHI-convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC) – discussed the importance of national level coordination to address patient and workforce safety across the continuum of care at the IHI Patient Safety Congress.
Woodside Acquisitions Inc. recalls COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits because they are not authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the IHI Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) share our deepest sympathies with the family of Charlene Murphey for their tragic loss. While we are relieved that Ms. RaDonda Vaught did not receive a prison sentence, we remain disappointed and deeply concerned about the criminalization of error in medicine, which offers no remedy for improving patient safety. In fact, Ms. Vaught’s arrest and conviction makes patients less safe.
Avanos Medical CORTRAK*2 Enteral Access System is being recalled because misplaced enteral tubes may cause patient harm.
The FDA is warning people not to use the Skippack Medical Lab SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Tests. The test’s performance has not been adequately established.
SML Distribution Recalls Unauthorized COVID-19 Direct Antigen Rapid Tests because they are not authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA.
In this article, Dr. Don Berwick makes the case that every US hospital and integrated health system with the means to do so should immediately establish and support Ten Teams, focused on 10 social influences on health in the region served by the organization.
Based on available literature and consensus among leading suicide prevention experts, this article highlights three key areas of mental health that all health care leaders need to prioritize: reduce stigma, increase access to mental health services, and address job-related challenges.
Mesa BioTech’s Accula SARS-CoV-2 Tests are being recalled because facility contamination may cause them to give false positive results.
This article highlights the work of the Nurse Staffing Think Tank, of which IHI is a part, and recommendations to address nursing shortages in the short term.
The FDA is evaluating the potential risk of exposure to toxic compounds when using certain Fresenius Medical Care hemodialysis machines
Find answers to frequently asked questions on Philips Respironics ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines recall
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that its subsidiary Philips Respironics is notifying customers of its V60/V60 Plus and V680 ventilators about a potential issue with the electrical circuit in these ventilators that controls the 35V power sup
St. Paul, Minnesota, Fagron Inc. (“Fagron”) is voluntarily recalling two lots of SyrSpend SF Cherry to the hospital, pharmacy, and distributor level out of an abundance of caution. The affected lots are potentially contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli. Burkholderia gladioli is an opportunistic pa
Medtronic has stopped the sale and distribution of HVAD because the internal pump may delay or fail to restart.
The FDA is issuing this letter to ensure you are aware of this defect and the recommended actions to take to manage the care of patients currently implanted with a Medtronic HVAD system.
COVID-19 Ag Rapid Tests are being recalled because they may have been distributed to unauthorized, non-CLIA-certified users.
The FDA has received reports of airway obstruction and ventilation failure for certain EMG endotracheal tubes.
This article discusses IHI's CPPS certification in the context of the recent criminalization of medical error in the RaDonda Vaught case and highlights Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (TCOM) leadership with regard to making the CPPS certification a requirement for their medical students.