This site is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Patient Safety

  • VA's Adverse Medical Events Disclosure Policy is Lauded
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy on disclosure of adverse medical events was praised as a "valuable resource for all healthcare institutions" in an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "At VA we strive every day to deliver superior ...More
    October 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • Plan Now for Perioperative Nurse Week 2010
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) reminds everyone that Perioperative Nurse Week, scheduled for Nov 8-14, 2010, is a time to recognize and honor perioperative nurses for their important role and commitment to safe patient care. The theme of this ...More
    October 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Fighting Fire in the Operating Room
    October is National Fire Prevention Month – a time when perioperative professionals review policies on fire safety, educate staff, conduct mock fire drills and overall, ramp up awareness of prevention and management methods for surgical fires in the operating room. With the ...More
    October 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • Building a Safer Unit: Using Proven Methodologies to Plan and Implement Change
    Taking a vision for systemic change and turning it into reality is like building a home. Once the plans are decided upon, a foundation and framework must be constructed in order for the house to stand on its own. Similarly, when implementing sustained, system-wide change ...More
    October 1, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Patient Participation in Hand Hygiene Faces Obstacles, Including Healthcare Worker Annoyance
    Although healthcare workers say that patient participation in hand hygiene protocols would be helpful, about one-third of these healthcare professionals admit that they would not like to be reminded by patients to wash their hands, reports researcher Yves Longtin, MD, of ...More
    September 16, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • GE Healthcare's Smart Patient Room Helps Monitor Hand Hygiene Compliance
    GE Healthcare announces that the Smart Patient Room pilot at Bassett Medical Center in New York has been approved by the site's Institutional Review Board to begin data collection. The innovative technology solution was installed as part of GE's healthymagination initiative ...More
    September 16, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Survey Readiness Resource Helps ASCs Address Infection Control Practices
    Medline Industries, Inc. introduces a new CMS Survey Readiness Program for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). The program helps ASCs in interpreting new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory requirements, preparing for the CMS survey and improving ...More
    September 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • National Patient Safety Foundation Unveils 2011 Awareness Campaign
    In a concerted effort to encourage and strengthen collaboration between patients, families and healthcare providers, the National Patient Safety Foundation today announced its 2011 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign. "Are You In? Commit to Safer Health Care" will take ...More
    September 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Revisions Eliminate Need for New NPSGs for 2011
    The Joint Commission has amended National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7, specifically NPSG.07.03.01, Element of Performance 3, to further clarify its goals and standards. It is part of overall revisions to the NPSGs that eliminate the need to release new guidelines for 2011, ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission Seeks Feedback on Universal Protocol Implementation
    In January 2010, the Joint Commission implemented revisions to the Universal Protocol (UP), interpreted as having a uniform method to assure safe practice whenever a surgical and invasive procedure is performed. As part of the Joint Commission's effort to improve this ...More
    August 25, 2010 Posted in News