Alert: Meningitis from Steroid Injection Medication

Meningitis from steroid injection medication continues to be a concern with 205 cases in 14 states, resulting in 15 deaths thus far.  The medications were distributed to 23 states. The CDC provides the details and the latest information:  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; dated 15 Oct, 2012. Web.  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

 

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Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors:

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

Cultural Transformation:

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. 

EMS Must Foster Accountability and Trust at All Levels:

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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