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ICU Management

Medtronic Signs the “Open Data Pledge” to Share Data to Improve Patient Safety

2016 03 Nov

Medtronic Commits $5 Million to the Patient Safety Movement FoundationThe Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has announced that Medtronic, a leading global healthcare solutions company, has joined a growing list of healthcare technology companies that have signed the Patient Safety Movement’s public pledge to share their data to promote patient... Read more

Executive Health Management

Little Action on Nurse Bullying Could Harm Patients

2016 05 Sep

Fellow nurses and doctors are the prime culprits in nurse bullying and often may not even be aware that their behaviour is having a discouraging impact on colleagues.The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) held a discussion on the issue via Facebook with input from nurses saying that forms of intimidation included everything form offhand... Read more

Health Management

Patient Safety & Risk Management

2016 25 Aug

In recent years patient safety and risk management have ‏become important topics of debate at different levels of ‏healthcare throughout Europe so that where there is one, ‏the other is also found.   In this article we will bring these topics together, putting ‏them in the context of the Input-Management-Processes- ‏Outcomes (IMPO ) model, and also... Read more

IT Management

Patient Safety at Risk: Poor IT Security

2016 10 Aug

Until now and 2021, the total market for cybersecurity technology implemented by U.S. hospitals will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent.This is according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan which adds that health organisations need to take more action on cybersecurity than implementation of security tools.The report says that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Teamwork and Communication Training for Surgical Safety

2016 09 Aug

 Patient safety before, during, and after surgery requires an appropriately educated, committed and empowered health care team, according to recommendations presented at the recent inaugural National Surgical Patient Safety Summit (NSPSS). The two-day event, included more than 100 representatives from medical professional associations, insurers, health... Read more

ICU Management

Safety Issues May Be Missed in EHR Reviews

2016 12 Jul

Variable use of electronic health records between and within professions could mean that as much as half of patient safety issues could be missed, according to a simulation study. The study, by Knewton K. Sakata, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA, and... Read more

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ESA2016: Medication Errors - Care with Computerised Order Entry Systems Needed

2016 14 Jun

Computerised Order Entry (CPOE) Systems can improve the quality and safety of medication prescribing and reduce costs, according to Jozef Kesecioglu, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, speaking at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May.Slow AdoptionThere... Read more

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ESA2016: Safety in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care a Key Theme

2016 02 Jun

Safety of both patients and doctors was a key theme of Euroanaesthesia 2016, meeting in London. The Sir Robert Macintosh lecture, named after the first professor of anaesthetics outside the United States, was delivered by Sven Erik Gisvold (pictured), Professor of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, from St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. Departments... Read more

ICU Management

Editorial: Safety

2016 30 May

The publication of the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is Human shocked with its estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in U.S hospitals each year due to medical errors (Kohn et al. 2000). Has patient safety improved since the report’s publication? Perhaps not as much as anticipated. A  recent paper estimates that medical error is the... Read more

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Safe Transport of Critically Ill Patients

2016 30 May

The transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures carries a particular risk and requires therefore a careful risk-benefit assessment. Transport-related risks can be reduced by increased awareness and education, adequate staffing, proper choice and handling of equipment and the use of error-preventive tools like checklists. Intensive... Read more


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