Patient Safety


  • ICT News Desk: RN Staffing Legislation
    The American Nurses Association says it applauds the introduction of federal legislation that empowers registered nurses to drive staffing decisions in hospitals to protect patients and improve the quality of care. The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013, crafted ...More
    May 16, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • RN Safe Staffing Bill Introduced in Congress
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauds the introduction of federal legislation that empowers registered nurses (RNs) to drive staffing decisions in hospitals and, consequently, protect patients and improve the quality of care. The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act ...More
    May 8, 2013 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Patient Safety Survey
    Maximizing patient safety is a top priority for hospital executives and risk managers but a lack of teamwork, negative culture and poor communication present barriers to patient safety in the future according to a new survey commissioned by AIG. ...More
    May 5, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • AIG Study Shows Hospital C-Suite, Risk Managers Struggle with Maintaining Patient Safety
    Maximizing patient safety is a top priority for hospital C-Suite executives and risk managers in the United States, but “lack of teamwork, negative culture and poor communication” will present barriers to patient safety in the future according to a new survey commissioned ...More
    April 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • Organizational Culture Should Support Patient, Healthcare Worker Safety
    The symbiotic relationship between patient safety and healthcare worker safety and the need for institutional championship of a safety of culture are the focus of a recent monograph released by the Joint Commission in late 2012. The document, "Improving Patient and Worker ...More
    April 8, 2013 Posted in Articles, Policies and Practice
  • Six Steps to Educating Patients About Infection Control
    Educating and empowering patients to actively participate in their care helps reduce a patient's risk of hospital acquired infections. Creating an open dialogue, however, can be a challenge in today's healthcare. So how can hospitals improve their patient education programs ...More
    April 8, 2013 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, Policies and Practice
  • BSN-Prepared Nurses Connected to Fewer Patient Deaths
    When hospitals hire more nurses with four-year degrees, patient deaths following common surgeries decrease, according to new research by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research as reported in the March issue of the ...More
    March 7, 2013 Posted in News
  • Top Patient Safety Strategies Detailed in New AHRQ Report
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report, Making Health Care Safer II, which identifies the top 10 evidence-based patient safety strategies available to clinicians. Principal investigators of the new work are Robert M. Wachter, MD, ...More
    March 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • AAMI Foundation's HTSI Launches New Coalition to Focus on Adverse Event Reporting
    Wrong-site surgeries and other avoidable adverse events occur despite widespread clinical awareness. Organizations handle the reporting of such events in different ways, and with no single central system in place, larger trends can be missed, putting patient safety at risk. ...More
    February 19, 2013 Posted in News