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Health Management

How Can Healthcare Organisations Improve Patient Safety?

2022 29 Apr

In an interview with HealthManagement.org, Dr Carsten Engel, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), discusses issues affecting patient safety and strategies that healthcare organisations can enact to improve these issues. Key Points Medical errors/adverse events often result from system... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Impact of Staffing Shortages on Patient Safety

2022 12 Apr

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Infection Control  showed that staff shortages and the extra burden on hospitals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the number of acquired infections and threaten patient care.   The study examined hospital-acquired infections at two hospitals in Illinois between September 2017 and... Read more

Executive Health Management

WPSSTS 2022 Brings Key Healthcare Leaders and Organizations to Confront Top Patient Safety Issues

2022 04 Apr

IRVINE, CALIF. (April 4, 2022) – The  Patient Safety Movement Foundation  (PSMF) will host the 8th annual  World Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit  (WPSSTS) virtually April 29 and April 30, 2022. The event is co-convened by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, the International... Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

Information Transfer as a Strategy to Improve Safety in ICU

2022 17 Feb

The transmission of information (TOI) in extremely variable environments, such as the ICU, is crucial. The content and how it is transmitted can be decisive in the safe care of the critical patient. Introduction In an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), we attend people with a wide range of pathologies. All the information obtained... Read more

ICU Management

Monitoring Postoperative Hypotension – A Futuristic Look at Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

Post-operative hypotension is a frequent occurrence that is unrecognised with intermittent spot checks based monitoring in most hospital ward patients. Myocardial injury is strongly associated with hypotension in this period of recovery from surgery. Upgrading ward monitoring to portable, smart, and continuous systems with effective alarm management... Read more

ICU Management

Nurse-Driven Initiatives Impact Patient Safety

2022 17 Feb

This article highlights the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient quality and safety and discusses an academy designed to support nurses to design and implement innovative solutions. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the crisis of patient safety with an increase in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) after more than... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 22 - Issue 1, 2022

2022 17 Feb

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ICU Management

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