Thursday, April 28th from noon-1pm Central Time The Center for Patient Safety is hosting a webinar to share information and answer questions on how joining a PSO can help you meet the requirements of the new CMS regulation for requirements under the Affordable Care Act by January 2017: Learn the benefits of joining
The transition of care and data integrity play a key role in patient safety as well as quality care issues. As this article points out there are gaps in integrating the EMS patient care report into the hospital electronic medical record. Since many EMS electronic medical records can’t be integrated into the hospital EHR important
Healthcare providers know how hard it can be to keep patients with dementia safe. But what happens when the existence of dementia or its degree are unknown or unappreciated? The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority receives mandated reports from that state’s hospitals on many safety issues. Recently, they analyzed the role of a dementia diagnosis in
The Center is off to a busy spring season exhibiting, meeting and speaking with EMS professionals around the country. Our first stop this week is at the Cox Air Care conference in Springfield Missouri. We are excited to be at the conference this year sharing information about safety. Next week the Center will be at
I saw this article come across my morning email news and was immediately drawn in as communication is not just a problem in hospitals, but in every healthcare environment. Having traveled throughout the United States in my nursing career and delved into a variety of nursing fields, I can honestly say that more than once
Whether you are a provider, educator or medical director take a few minutes and read this important article in EMS1.com called “Do it For Drew”. This is a story that highlights why patient safety is important in EMS and should be at the core of our education and daily practice. Read article.
PATIENT DESTINATION DECISIONS Thousands of patients are treated and transported by EMS to a destination hospital every day. Most hospitals can meet the required needs of EMS patients; however, patients who have certain conditions, i.e. Stroke, STEMI, Trauma or Pediatrics, often require more specialized care as quickly as possible. These patients have time sensitive conditions
The CDC issued a health advisory urging dialysis providers and facilities to assess and improve infection control practices to stop Hepatitis C viral transmission in patients undergoing hemodialysis. A health advisory may not require immediate attention but provides important information for a specific incident or situation. The CDC received an increased number of reports of