By Kelly M. Pyrek
ICT spoke to Margaret Falconio-West, senior vice president of clinical services for Medline Industries, Inc., about imperatives related to patient skin integrity.
The relationship between the infection prevention and risk management departments at a hospital is a crucial one, and it provides the foundation upon which patient safety and quality improvement efforts can be built.
The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement announces it has released two toolkits focused on patient safety topics – one on preoperative evaluation and another on safe injection practices.
Almost everything we do in the healthcare industry is designed around one main focal point: patient safety. And infection prevention and control (IPC) is no exception. Industry leaders are developing IPC protocols to keep patient safety and outcomes at the forefront of all decision making. That is why it is so important to take a proactive approach to preventing infections from occurring by assessing the risks that may derail IPC efforts.
The findings of the "CNA Hospital Professional Liability Claim Report 2015: Stepping Up to Quality Healthcare and Patient Safety," identify patient death as the most common injury in closed claims over the 10-year period analyzed in the i
Enhancing quality, promoting patient safety and ensuring value is the healthcare industry's current trifecta, but there are many more imperatives from a regulatory perspective, including shifting from volume-based to value-based reimbursement, enhancing transitions and reducing hospital readmissions, and improving patient satisfaction and engagement. In concert with these efforts comes the prevention of adverse events and infections. In today's environment of transparency and reform, understanding legal liability for healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is more critical than ever for infection preventionists as they assist their risk managers and patient safety officers with quality improvement initiatives.
Risk management needs to be embraced as a crucial and valuable component of product development and support in healthcare technology—instead of being seen as only a box to check to satisfy regulatory requirements.
Professor Richard Lilford and Dr.
A statewide effort led by key stakeholders in South Carolina successfully organized and implemented an evidence-based initiative aimed at improving the quality of healthcare transitions after hospital discharge to prevent avoidable readmi