Search Tag: Patient Safety

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 contrast media)... 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 by senior colleagues,... 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

IT Management

Mobile Solution for Nursing Care, Improving Efficiency and Patient Safety

2016 13 Nov

Advantech, a leading provider of medical computing systems for digital healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the cooperation between Mobitrace and Advantech with regard to the Mobitrace Solution and the Advantech medical tablets, like the MICA-071 Pocket Pad. Mobitrace, a Belgian company is an innovative healthcare IT provider focusing on... Read more