Patient Safety


  • ASGE Recognizes 19 Endoscopy Units for Quality and Safety
    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized 19 endoscopy units as part of its program specifically dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. ASGE renewed the recognition for 35 units ...More
    July 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis
    If all medical errors were counted together as a single cause, they would likely rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. As healthcare personnel race to improve the quality of their care to save lives and prevent unneeded harm, a new study indicates ...More
    July 8, 2013 Posted in News
  • Reports of Retained Guidewires to Place CVCs Draw Attention to 'Never Events' in Anesthesia
    Retention of guidewires used to place central venous catheters (CVCs) is a complication that is considered always preventable—but nevertheless still happens, according to a report in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the journal of the International Anesthesia ...More
    June 20, 2013 Posted in News
  • CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog Addresses What to Tell Patients When Things Go Wrong
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new toolkit to assist health departments and healthcare facilities with notifying patients after an infection control lapse or potential disease transmission during medical care. The toolkit includes ...More
    June 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Protecting Patients from Medical Errors Requires Commitment to a Strong Safety Culture
    For too long, progress in preventing medication errors and other mistakes that compromise patient safety in healthcare facilities has been unacceptably slow and patients in the majority of U.S. hospitals may not be much safer today than they were 10 years ago, according to ...More
    June 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • 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