Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert: Opioid Use

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

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The Second Victim Experience – Train-the-Trainer Workshop:

Most health care providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defenses that carry them through and l

Center for Patient Safety Appoints New Executive Director:

NEWS RELEASE For Release: July 29, 2016 For more information, please contact Revee White at 573-817-8300 ext 187. Center for Patient Safety appoints new executive director JEFFERSON CITY – The Center for

Trigger Tools:

Trigger tools help healthcare providers identify possible safety events and concerns by looking at conditions that often accompany those safety events.  For example, by examining the administration of res

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