Search Tag: medical error

The Value of Streamlining Protocol & Dose Management in Radiology

2022 28 May

The 2013/59/Euratom guidance mandates suitable documentation and quality assurance systems for all systems using ionising radiation. This regulation commonly applies to radiology departments in the clinical environment. Thus, each exam’s radiation dose must be documented to meet regulatory compliance and be audited.Doses also vary by procedure. For... Read more

Evaluating AI-Supported CDS Systems with Real-World Evidence

2022 30 Mar

A new analysis from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy details the data elements that real-world data (RWD) sources need when evaluating the performance of artificial intelligence (AI)-supported clinical decision support (CDS) tools.   Non-standardised electronic health record (EHR) systems and continually changing clinical workflows are... Read more

Medical Error And Harm

2022 17 Feb

Patients in the intensive care unit generally have complex healthcare issues with underlying comorbidities and organ dysfunction. They are thus more vulnerable to medical errors. Often, the treatment of these patients requires the use of interventions that could potentially result in adverse events, errors and harm. While critical care guidelines... Read more

Medical Error, Harm and Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

Join our panellists on March 1 at 16:00 CET as they discuss the prevalence and types of medical errors in the ICU, the psychological impact of these errors, and strategies to prevent them and improve the safety of critically ill patients. Moderator Jean-Louis Vincent  Editor-in-Chief ICU Management & Practice Professor Department... Read more

Coping With the Psychological Impact of Medical Errors: Some Practical Strategies

2022 17 Feb

Significant efforts have been made to make hospitals and ICUs as safe as possible. As healthcare workers (HCWs) try to get through this pandemic, the focus of this article is to explore practical steps to help these workers better cope with the psychological effects of being involved in an error event. Introduction:... Read more

Patient Safety in the ICU: Exploring Trends in Adverse Events in ICUs

2022 17 Feb

Adverse events (AEs) are common among critically ill patients. Evidence about the nature, preventability and predictability of AEs can be used to reinvest in efforts to reduce them and improve patient safety in ICUs. Case Mr. A, a previously well 70-year-old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with respiratory... Read more

Medical Error, Harm And Patient Safety

2022 01 Mar

    Jean-Louis Vincent (MODERATOR) Editor-in-Chief  @ ICU Management & Practice Professor Department of Intensive Care Erasme Hospital Université libre de Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium   Khara M Sauro Assistant Professor  @ Departments of Community Health Sciences, Surgery and Oncology Topic : Exploring Trends... Read more

ED Decision Support for Discharging Suspected COVID-19 Patients

2022 11 Feb

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers recently evaluated the performance of a prognostic clinical decision-making tool to facilitate emergency department discharges of suspected COVID-19 patients. The University of Minnesota developed this logistic regression tool to alleviate some of the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on... Read more

How My Digital Self Helped Me Survive Cancer

2022 27 Jan

Imagine an avatar, a digital “you” so accurately mapped to your physical self that it could be used to personalize your healthcare, to predict and even prevent disease. It’s called a Digital Twin. And in the near future it’s going to become reality. Step into the future and read about how Anna’s Digital Twin saved her life. My cancer journey:... Read more

On the way to the Moon

2021 31 Aug

From the first digital X-ray images to the digital assistant If you took all of the digital data generated in the healthcare industry up to 2020 and loaded it onto tablets, would the stack of tablets be shorter or taller than the Empire State Building? The tablets would certainly have to store an almost unimaginable quantity of data. While... Read more