- Keep Them STEADI: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Hospital-Based Settings
CDC created the evidence-based Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries initiative to help healthcare providers incorporate fall prevention into routine care for older adults.
- The Long and Winding Road Toward Greater Quality and Safety Memorial Hermann and Virginia Mason health systems make big leaps in improving patient safety
- Urgent Care Sites Cater To Cancer Patients, Letting Them Check Some Worries At Door
- Need a Hospitalist? Call a Nurse! Even physicians learn to love a program that could provide a lifeline for hospitals struggling to find doctors
- Hospitals Are Stepping Up Against Sepsis
Some hospitals have found that a coordinated, low-cost strategy dramatically reduces infection and mortality. It’s an approach others may want to adopt.
- 6 Contributing Factors to Patient Falls and How to Address Them A report released by the Health Research & Educational Trust outlines how five major hospitals reduced overall falls by 35 percent.
- Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients
ERs can be dangerous for elderly patients, who can have chronic diseases on top of illness or injury. Geriatric emergency rooms are spreading across the country, provide seniors with more expertise.
- A Primer On Sepsis Despite its burden on patients and the health care system, sepsis has not received as much attention as some other treatable conditions.
- Stepping Up Against Sepsis These hospitals have shown that a coordinated, low-cost strategy dramatically reduces infection and mortality. It's an approach others may want to adopt.
- Big Push: Hospitals Turn To 'Laborists' For Safer Deliveries
When the only hospital in this southern Delaware town saw two of its four obstetricians move away, it knew it had to do something to ensure women in labor could always get immediate medical help.
- AACC - A New Model for Patient Safety A new team concept That promotes greater patient safety and also raises awareness of how important the laboratory is to patient health and healthcare.
- Trained Interpreters For Patients With Limited English Can Help Avoid Medical Mishaps For the 25 million people in the United States with limited English proficiency, the potential for medical mishaps is multiplied. A trained medical interpreter can make all the difference.
- Trained Interpreters Can Help Prevent Medical Errors Michelle Andrews (2012) When someone arrives at the hospital who doesn't speak English very well, it's common for workers at the hospital who are fluent in that language doctors, nurses, even administrative staff to step in and act as the patient's interpreter.
- MHA - Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality Read about progress made by the Michigan Hospital Association Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
- Michigan Rehabilitation Executive Office