The Joint Commission has issued a new sentinel event alert: Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals. Although hospital patients may need the strong pain relief that only opioids can provide, a Sentinel Event Alert issued yesterday by The Joint Commission urges hospitals to take specific steps to prevent serious complications or even deaths from opioid use. MORE
Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors In his latest post to the “Line of Sight” blog, IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, reflects on the controversy and criticism surrounding a recent
A study completed at The Ohio State University, and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, shows a patient safety cultural transformation after implementation of Crew Resource Management.
Take a few minutes and read this article from JEMS magazine. Developing a just culture or a model of shared accountability can offer improvements for greater patient and provider safety. Likewise, cons
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