Medical errors are estimated to cause 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S.
Although women who have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are at heightened risk for also being infected with syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), few adolescent females diagnosed with PID in the nation's pediatric emergency d
Boston Medical Center has shown that testing for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) outside the typical high-risk population can be successfully implemented in an emergency department setting, resulting in more patients being screened, diagnosed
The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Environmental Services (ES) Department of the Year Award.
More than a million patients are transferred between hospitals each year in the U.S. This process is challenging both for hospitals and patients and breakdowns in communication are common.
Previous studies have shown that when all members of the clinical care team feel comfortable speaking up, team performance improves.
By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER
By William DeLuca, CRCST, CIS, CHL
By Ryan Rozinka
A major goal of hospitals is to prevent unplanned re-admissions of patients after they are discharged.