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Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 6, 2015) – When False Alarms Pollute Intensive Care

We have plenty of patient safety articles to share with you this week. From advice for nurses on how to educate patients about opioid diversion to tips for preventing medical errors in long-term care, audiences across the health care spectrum will benefit from some weekend reading.
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Alarm Fatigue, Blood Clots, Must Reads, Respiratory Compromise

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Jan 16, 2015)

Achieving patient safety is the watchword for this week’s Must Reads.

2015 National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission’s 2015 National Patient Safety Goals were released. Although TJC says that it has “no new Goals for 2015”, it is probably a good presentation for all healthcare facilities to look at to make sure they are meeting these objectives. Read More

Blood Clots

Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric Patient

This article originally appeared on OBGYN.Net. It has been reproduced with permission.

June 10, 2014
By Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC, and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics. Read More

Blood Clots, Patient Stories

“No patients are low risk” when it comes to cesarean delivery and venous thromboembolism, says perinatal expert Dr. Peter Cherouny

by Sean Power
February 4, 2014

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held on January 22, 2014 a special webinar for the Perinatal Improvement Community on safety recommendations for maternal patients. You can download the webinar recording and slides here.

The webinar featured Peter Cherouny, MD, Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Chair and Lead Faculty of the IHI Perinatal Improvement Community and Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS).

Maternal death rate in the USA has more than doubled in the last 25 years and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that pregnancy-related mortality is rising in the United States. Read More

Blood Clots

Preventing Death Following Cesarean Delivery

A recent study of almost 400,000 pregnancies reveals risk factors for blood clots in pregnant and postnatal woman. In the study published in the American Society of Hematology journal Blood, researchers analyzed the pregnancies of women aged between 15 and 44 between January 1995 and July 2009. Read More