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ICU Management

Processes to Reduce Medication Errors in the ICU

2022 17 Feb

Medication errors are common in the complex environment of the ICU. This article provides an overview of the prevalence and impact of these errors and the processes that could help reduce their incidence. Introduction Medicines are the most widely used intervention in the critical care environment, and errors in medication use are a well-established... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 22 - Issue 1, 2022

2022 17 Feb

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Executive Health Management

Report Errors to Improve Practice

2020 06 Jul

Medical errors must be prevented as much as possible so as not to jeopardise patient safety. In nursing, studies have found that the most common mistakes are made in relation to medication, documentation, infection prevention, miscommunication and falls.   You might also like: New hospital policies and procedures required for... Read more

Executive Health Management

Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

2019 26 Aug

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of... Read more

Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

2019 22 May

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Executive Health Management

New hospital policies and procedures required for patient safety

2019 22 May

Eighteen Actionable Patient Safety Solutions are the key to zero preventable patient deaths in our hospitals.   What are the patient safety processes that every hospital administrator and healthcare professional should adopt today to avoid preventable patient harm and death in hospitals?    It’s an unfortunate fact of the medical profession... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation practices in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have advanced greatly in recent years. The risks of delirium and of over-sedation... Read more

Health Management

Medical errors: is prevention possible?

2018 21 Aug

How the Patient Safety Movement is striving for zero preventable deaths by 2020 A patient death is distressing enough, but when the cause is a lack of hospital safety culture and it could have been prevented, healthcare needs to act. Now. A health crisis across the globe is claiming over 4.8 million lives every year. It’s devastating... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical errors: caused by burnout or unsafe healthcare settings?

2018 17 Jul

Medical errors are said to be responsible for 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. While medical errors are common, there is limited data on how physician burnout contributes to such mistakes. A new Stanford-led study shows that medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe healthcare settings.  Researchers conducted... Read more

Executive Health Management

Admit Mistakes to Curb Medical Errors

2017 23 May

Research suggests that medical errors cause over 250,000 fatalities each year. While the medical community has made efforts to encourage error disclosure for physicians and medical trainees to improve patient safety and outcomes, the guidelines fall short when addressing the social psychology of how errors are disclosed and how physicians and medical... Read more