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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

Executive Health Management

Medical Errors: Disclosure May Prevent Lawsuits

2017 22 Mar

Hospitals often take a "deny and defend" approach when faced with allegations of medical negligence. However, offering prompt disclosure and apology for medical mistakes may actually reduce the likelihood of their being sued by irate patients, according to an article from The Washington Post. Reforms to the way the healthcare industry handles medical... Read more

ICU Management

2017 06 Mar

1. Practise Good Self-Care It’s vital for your personal wellbeing that you take adequate breaks from work, including time for relaxation and respite in the form of hobbies and outdoor activities. Yoga and meditation can be particularly helpful for maintaining a balanced and clear mind, which equips you for making good, logical decisions that are not... Read more

Health Management

Does Technology Gap Cause Medical Errors?

2017 16 Feb

Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology mess in the U.S. - whether nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability communication errors.   According to a report released to Congress, the Government Accountability... Read more

Executive Health Management

Doctors Demand Apology: BMJ Medical Error Deaths 'Shoddy' Study

2016 19 Jul

Two Pennsylvania doctors have reacted against a BMJ paper that claimed one third of deaths in the U.S. are caused by medical errors. Shyam Sabat, M.D., an associate professor of neuroradiology at Penn State College of Medicine, and Virginia Hall, M.D., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at PSU have called for the journal to retract... Read more