Search Tag: Safety

IT Management

How the Human Body Can Make Data Networks Safer

2019 01 Jul

Use of wearable devices such as smartwatches, wristbands, remote sensors, medical devices and the like makes it easier for individuals to track their health and fitness. Moreover, wearables can transmit data that provider organisations can use in monitoring patient conditions and adherence to medication. Since this kind of connectivity and data... Read more

ICU Management

Caring for children in the PICU

2019 30 May

From novel technology to family-centred care: new challenges for old needs Challenges and opportunities to improve care and practice in the PICU. “Martin, 2 years old. Sepsis and pneumoniae. High monitoring systems and modern therapies. A nurse is talking to his parents. A smile and a kind gesture help them in this overwhelming... Read more

IMAGING Management

EuroSafe Imaging celebrates 5 year success in radiation protection

2019 13 Feb

An interesting line-up of activities is scheduled during the forthcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2019 to celebrate EuroSafe Imaging 's five years of success in medical radiation protection. The programme aims to ensure that the issue of radiation protection in medical imaging is front and centre throughout the congress, organisers said. ... Read more

Health Management

Quality and safety in radiology

2018 20 Feb

New book to provide a roadmap for optimisation In a soon-to-be released book, experts offer their knowledge and guidance for optimising quality and safety in radiological practice. Summer 2018 will see the release of a monograph edited by Prof. Lluis Donoso Bach and Prof. Giles Boland. Quality and Safety in Imaging provides a roadmap for... Read more

Health Management

Quality and safety: the role of the board

2018 20 Feb

A new framework for active involvement A new framework from Health Service Executive supports hospitals in aim to improve care quality and safety. As hospitals try to drive rapid improvement, boards have an opportunity and a responsibility to make better quality of care the organisation’s top priority. This critical partnership between... Read more

Health Management

Volume 17 - Issue 5, 2017

2017 09 Nov

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Health Management

Building a new culture of safety

2017 09 Nov

Providing employees with the right environment and skills   Human factors such as authority gradients are important barriers to safety event reporting in healthcare and warrant implementation of specific countermeasures and cultural change.   Introduction   Safety event reporting is the cornerstone of all quality assurance and improvement efforts.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Improving the efficiency and safety of regional anaesthesia with point-of-care ultrasound

2017 27 Sep

Dr Jim Corcoran carries out an ultrasound scan using the SonoSite instrument Ultrasound guidance is proving invaluable for the regional neurosurgical centre at the Salford Royal Hospital, helping to improve safety, save time and enhance the patient experience. Jim Corcoran, consultant neuroanaesthetist and clinical director for perioperative... Read more