Search Tag: Patient Safety

IMAGING Management

ICH Diagnosis: Could AI Step In Where Radiologists Fail?

2020 26 Feb

  The heavy workload radiologists deal with means that the potential for errors may increase. Misdiagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) can lead to an adverse impact on patient outcomes.   You might also like: AI and Radiology: Not Ready For Prime Time   Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have released a... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurses’ Sleep Deprivation Impacts Patient Outcomes

2019 12 Dec

Before work days, nurses sleep 83 minutes fewer than on their days off, which negatively impacts patient safety and care. According to a new study (Witkoski Stimpfel et al. 2019) published in Sleep Health , the journal of the National Sleep Foundation (USA), nurses get under 7 hours of sleep prior to their shifts. You may also like:... Read more

Executive Health Management

HETT 2020- Healthcare Excellence Through Technology

2020 29 Sep

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Executive Health Management

2019 19 Mar

Dr. Peter Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, publishing over 800 peer review publications, and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives... Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 28 Nov

By now, everyone is familiar with the impact that a shortage of nurses has on healthcare organisations. In any hospital, nurses are one of the highest budget components, and not just because of absolute employee numbers. Excessive overtime and the stress associated with it increases costs twice: first with the increased rate of pay, and second with... Read more

Executive Health Management

Does face-to-face communication always work best?

2018 23 Nov

Mobile phones (including SMS), email, instant messaging apps, and social media platforms all provide us an easy way to communicate with co-workers and other people. While technology is associated with communication efficiency, the question is "Are we able to communicate effectively?" Especially for hospital and health system leaders, there are certain... Read more

Executive Health Management

Robotics death ‘one-off’?

2018 22 Nov

Robotic assisted surgery is fast becoming a preferred mode of surgery in many hospitals across the globe. Yet, is robotic assisted surgery all it’s cracked up to be? We examine the da Vinci Surgical System to find out. With the da Vinci Surgical System, a cutting edge robot manufactured by the American company Intuitive Surgical and featuring a magnified... Read more

Health Management

Risks of contrast agent administration

2017 19 Sep

Outlines the frequency of adverse effects, prevention and management, and focuses on acute reactions which may occur after intravascular injection of contrast agents, the risk of deterioration in renal function after iodine-based agents, and current anxieties about the long-term safety of gadolinium-based agents.   Contrast agents (or... Read more

Health Management

Whistleblowing in healthcare

2017 19 Sep

Although healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct, if they do so they are often treated badly.   Healthcare workers have a responsibility to raise concerns about patient safety and unethical or illegal conduct. Yet those who raise serious concerns are often treated badly... Read more

ICU Management

Video Testimonials Improve Consensus Regarding Patients' Wishes

2017 21 Feb

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret patients' wishes for critical versus end-of-life care, according to a study published in Journal of Patient Safety. "Our study shows that medical professionals are more likely to reach a consensus after viewing a video testimonial,... Read more