Search Tag: Safety

Executive Health Management

Safety culture

2017 12 Sep

Creating a culture of safety within an organisation will have more chance of being successful when its leadership is totally involved. This has been shown by the experiences of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston and the Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System.Clinical representation on the board of directors is critical for a health system... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories

2017 16 Mar

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality and Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Pronovost is a leading authority on patient safety and developed a scientifically proven... Read more

Executive Health Management

IFHE-EU 2017

2017 26 Jan

Welcome to Bologna in MAY 2017For the 7th European Congress for International Federation of Hospital EngineeringThe SIAIS (Italian Society of Architecture and Engineering for Healthcare) association of Italian Hospital Engineering is proud to organize the 7th Congress of IFHE-EU, the bi-annual conference of IFHE Europe, the European branch of the International... Read more

IT Management

New Alliance Aims to Improve mHealth App Use

2017 10 Jan

Mobile health apps and devices (e.g., wearables) are useful tools for people to take control over their own health and wellness. As more of these mHealth apps become available, the issue of whether these digital tools are being used properly comes to the fore. Luckily, a new alliance has been formed primarily to improve the safety and effectiveness... Read more

IMAGING Management

International Society of Radiology establishes global Quality and Safety Alliance

2016 01 Dec

The International Society of Radiology (ISR) has formally established a new format for its quality and safety activities. The ISR Quality and Safety Alliance (ISRQSA) will act as a convener of and facilitator for continental, regional and national quality and safety campaigns in radiation protection and drive the ISR’s quality and safety agenda.Dr.... Read more

ICU Management

Quality and Safety: What Have We Learned?

2016 04 Oct

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Professor and Vice Chair Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University. “We need to create a culture where mistakes will be identified”, he said.Speaking at the Global Tracheostomy Collective meeting... Read more

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Teamwork Checklist As Simple as ABCs

2016 03 May

Team confidence, cohesion, empathy and esprit de corps as well as patient safety may be improved by using a simple checklist, according to a letter published in the Journal of Critical Care. Lead author, Peter Brindley, from the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, with colleagues from St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, introduces an easy-to-remember... Read more

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Intra-Osseous Access in Adults: An Indispensable Tool

2016 19 Apr

Intra-osseous (IO) infusion is an indispensable tool in life-threatening situations that can be learned quickly and easily, according to a systematic review published in Critical Care.  The review, by Franck Petipas, MD, of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and the Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Simulation, University Hospital... Read more

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Medication Safety

2016 11 Mar

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers of particularly dangerous drugs to very sick people, who have little physiological reserve to cope with additional problems. When patients are admitted to or transferred out of critical care we have to transfer complex information about patients’ medications. The staff prescribing... Read more