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  • Study Finds Remote Video Auditing with Real-Time Feedback Improves Patient Safety in the OR
    A study published on Dec. 11, 2015 in BMJ Quality & Safety indicates that when used in operating rooms, third-party remote video auditing (RVA) with real-time feedback has the ability to improve a surgical team's compliance with surgical safety checklists for all cases ...More
    December 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Surgeon-in-Training Report Cards Can Help Reduce Blood Clots in Hospitalized Patients
    A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly ...More
    December 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Hospital Safety Culture is Critical in Improving Surgical Results
    To achieve better results for surgical patients, hospitals tend to focus on technical issues like surgeons’ skills and operating room equipment.  However, a non-technical factor, the so-called “safety culture,” may be equally important in delivering ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission Launches Campaign to Reduce Readmissions
    The Joint Commission has developed two new resources to help healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce patient readmissions and improve the discharge process. The resources are a new Speak Up campaign for providers and organizations to educate patients, including an ...More
    December 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • National Patient Safety Foundation Supports Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Healthcare Workers
    The National Patient Safety Foundation has re-issued a position statement initially released in 2009 in support of mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers. The statement reads as follows: "The National Patient Safety Foundation recognizes vaccine-preventable ...More
    November 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Indicates Too Much Foot Traffic In and Out of Operating Rooms
    A "secret shopper" style study by researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzing foot traffic in and out of operating rooms (ORs) suggests that for the sake of patient safety, OR teams may want to stay put more often. For the study, published online Nov. 11 in the journal ...More
    November 12, 2015 Posted in News