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Hospital Safety Insider: 2019 Archive
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December 23, 2019
CMS updates its surveyor's manual for first time in more than a year
CMS offers training on new electronic form for restraint-related deaths
December 19, 2019
IHI Looks to Expand "Age-Friendly" Health Systems
Medical Malpractice Rate Dropped Over 10-Year Period
December 12, 2019
Joint Commission clarifies ligature risk requirements
Suicide prevention NPSG now applies to Critical Access Hospitals
Start Small to Create a Safety Culture
Will you create TJC's next Emergency Preparedness poster?
December 05, 2019
National healthcare workplace violence legislation moves forward
Joint Commission clarifies ligature risk requirements
Report: Antibiotic Resistance More Prevalent in Device-Associated Infections
November 27, 2019
Q&A: The Impact of To Err is Human at 20
Indiana Hospital: Sterilization Issue Put 1,200 Patients at Risk of Infection
November 21, 2019
CDC: Antibiotic-resistant infection problem is worse than originally thought
Stop emergency department violence against nurses, physicians
November 14, 2019
What grade did LeapFrog give your facility for safety?
What’s really driving 30-day readmission declines?
November 07, 2019
New workplace violence training program focuses on healthcare settings
Data breaches cost hospitals $4B annually
October 31, 2019
SHEA: More Research Needed on Antibiotic Use
TJC to retire BoosterPaks and Leading Practice Library
Watchdog group surveys outpatient surgery facilities for safety and quality
October 24, 2019
Report offers solutions to prevent caregiver burnout
October 17, 2019
Top 10 Medical Technology Hazards for 2020 Announced
October 10, 2019
Study: most healthcare workers ignore policy, work while ill
Feds to investigate hospital alleged to have kept vegetative patient alive to game transplant survival rates
October 03, 2019
Two new protocols for respirator fit testing from OSHA
September 26, 2019
USP delays revised chapters; USP to be "informational" only
CMS posts new discharging rule; empowers patients
September 19, 2019
Improve your hand hygiene compliance rates: Three insights from the University of Tennessee Medical Center
September 12, 2019
What can we do about medical device security?
September 05, 2019
FDA: Use duodenoscopes with disposable parts to prevent infections
August 22, 2019
Ensure compliance with EPA rule: Ban all sewering of hazardous waste drugs
Q&A: ISMP President Discusses Medication Safety
MGH Data Breach Affects 9,900 People
August 15, 2019
7-Part EMS screening tool boosts early sepsis treatment
August 08, 2019
New sentinel event alert highlights risks of direct oral anticoagulants
Leapfrog leader pushes for adoption of expanded medical error policy
August 01, 2019
Multiple injection safety violations led to NJ outbreak
CMS unveils sweeping mandates on hospital pricing transparency
Webinar: Preventing Suicides and Eliminating Ligature Risk in 2019
July 25, 2019
The chronic issue of cybersecurity
How can we better protect hospital workers from hazardous drugs?
July 18, 2019
New decision support tool reduces sepsis mortality by 22.9%
July 11, 2019
Mold found in Seattle Hospital ORs leads to one death, five infections
Déjà vu all over again: A new ligature resistant FAQ!
July 02, 2019
NQF calls for quality improvement in Emergency Care
Incomplete processes, insufficient documentation were top concerns in HFAP surveys
HSI returns to regular schedule next week
June 13, 2019
Incomplete processes, insufficient documentation were top concerns in HFAP surveys
New TJC building and antibiotics requirements for 2020
One size fits all...or one size fits none
Don't Call It A Comeback: The Statement of Conditions breathes again!
June 20, 2019
Study finds healthcare workers often provide care while ill
Making stock, taking stock: Emergency inventory madness!
June 06, 2019
Language access: Meeting patient needs while increasing compliance and improving outcomes
Some FAQing for your reading pleasure
May 30, 2019
Crisis communication: 10 tips for hospitals to prepare for a disaster
Dry your eyes: Keeping ahead of the water(s)
May 23, 2019
Seattle Hospital shuts down ORs after finding fungus
Carbon-dating compliance: What happened when?
Patient Handoffs: Stop Errors and Improve Compliance
May 16, 2019
Suicide risk NPSG requirements clarified
CMS ligature risks codified!
May 09, 2019
CMS proposed rule would strengthen oversight of AOs
I got those low-down TJC FAQ blues
May 02, 2019
Prioritize sepsis assessments in your overcrowded emergency department
EOC orientation and ongoing education
April 25, 2019
In-hospital delirium predicts readmissions
Behavioral health and egress
April 18, 2019
FDA: Problems Persist With Duodenoscope Reprocessing
Steve Mac's top 10 most troublesome EC challenges
April 11, 2019
Multidrug-resistant infections can cost $4,600 per hospital stay
One of your sprinkler heads is loaded: Can you find it before they do?
April 04, 2019
Once Again, Safety Issues Top List of Most-Cited TJC Standards
Wagering on a sewer thing: How are you managing wastes during an emergency?
March 28, 2019
Joint Commission to publicly report C-sections
Immediate Jeopardy: How much do you want to wager?
March 21, 2019
Cost of sepsis readmissions exceeds $16,000 per patient
Keeping an eye on things: Managing behavioral health patients
March 14, 2019
SHEA Urges Increased Focus on Preventing Superbugs
It's been a long time: Revisiting an EOC perennial
March 07, 2019
CMS Memo Emphasizes Revisions on Portable Generators, Emerging Infections
February 28, 2019
Learning from a ransomware attack on your hospital
Waste not, want not: The rest of the CMS Emergency Preparedness picture
February 21, 2019
Challenges of antibiotic stewardship in the ICU
Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2019
Waste not, want not: The rest of the CMS Emergency Preparedness picture
February 14, 2019
Hospital-Acquired Conditions drop 13%
CMS isn't done with emergency preparedness
February 07, 2019
Webinars on New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule Rescheduled
Power Up: When your generator doesn't carry a 30% load
January 31, 2019
Four Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
Power Up: When your generator doesnt carry a 30% load
January 24, 2019
Why Auditing Catheter Dislodgement is a Patient Safety Must
E to the E to the E to the E: Next step(s) towards a reporting culture
January 17, 2019
Joint Commission: How to improve patient depression screening and treatment
In security we trust, insecurity we fear: Are you up for a challenge?
January 10, 2019
CMS’ hospital readmission reductions program’s impact downgraded
Manage the environment, manage infection control risks
January 03, 2019
Financial Penalties in Hospital Readmissions Linked to Higher Mortality
More Than 50 Nurses, Staff at NYC Hospital Sickened by Mold
Three Ways to Limit Overprescribing Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting
Philo-safety: Improving our practice in 2019
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