Search Tag: Safety

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care

2016 11 Mar

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide an overview of how to accelerate adoption of bedside ultrasonography, based on experience in a large hospital system. Developing an evidence-based ultrasound training programme and the economic benefits of proven safety practices, such as ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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Executive Health Management

Evidence-based Practice: Shocking Low Implementation

2016 07 Feb

A new study reveals why healthcare organisations fall short of improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. The study is published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. The survey, led by Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University included 276 chief nurse executives across the U.S. The objective was to gauge... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tokyo 2016

2016 12 Jan

ISQua is delighted to collaborate with the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JQ) to host our 33rd International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care in Tokyo, Japan 16 - 19 October 2016. ISQua aims to promote and support continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide. Japan, with the world's longest... Read more

IMAGING Management

Light-Dimming MRI Safety Feature Trialled

2015 17 Nov

MRI safety depends upon adequate screening for ferromagnetic material. An article published in Clinical Imaging describes the effectiveness of a novel supplemental screening technique wherein the lights are dimmed in response to detected ferrous metal within the restricted MRI scanning room.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers detailed diagnostic... Read more


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