Must Reads

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 29, 2015)

This week’s must reads demonstrate that improving patient safety and health outcomes can be accomplished.

As a recent article by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), “Patient Harm: Attaining & Sustaining Dramatic Improvements”, says, “prevention-oriented leaders are scrapping outdated ideas and finding new approaches and technologies that are making a big difference.” Read More

"The value of medical checklists lies in their concise consolidation of a considered body of knowledge in one simple document." -Eric Coleman, MD
Alarm Fatigue, Respiratory Compromise

5 Benefits of Adopting Patient Safety Checklists

by Sean Power

Patient safety checklists help to make sure no procedural step is forgotten. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, checklists are theoretically sound and have contributed to advances in patient safety. As AHRQ states: Read More