Hybrid ORs Could Improve Care

Hybrid Operating Rooms in the United States are expected to increase over the next decade, but with fewer than 100 hybrid ORs currently in use, what is the benefit?

Actually, the rooms are believed to improve care, reduce infections, and improve recovery times since patients don’t have to be moved from one room to another mid-procedure.

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Motivating Change through Stories

Bad and good stories have a way of impacting individuals and effecting change, including improvement in patient safety.   Read what Stephen Powell, President/CEO of Healthcare Team Training, has to share!

The Joint Commission Issues Alert

The Joint Commission issued an alert regarding radiation risk of diagnostic imaging.   Read the full alert here.

For Those in Joplin, Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone affected by last Sunday’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri; particularly patients and staff at St. Johns and other health professionals working to allay the community’s suffering caused by the disaster.   Recovery and relief status updates, including links to sign up to help, learn the status of friends and family in the area and provide funding support are available at the Missouri Hospital Association Website at http://web.mhanet.com/.


PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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