Archive Patient Safety Guide 2011

10 Medication Safety Rules to Live By
Expert advice for sound drug delivery and security.

Are Safety Scalpels Making the Cut With Surgeons and Nurses?
Our exclusive survey shows that it remains an uphill battle to convert from traditional scalpels.

Take the Risk Out of Patient Handling
Proper positioning and transfer techniques will help avoid skin sores and sore backs.

Time Out for Site Marking
Wrong-site surgery should never happen. This advice will ensure it doesn't.

4 Truths About Latex Allergies
Focusing on the gloves you purchase is one big way to protect patients and staff.

The Case for Surgical Smoke Evacuation
Why purchasing and using this safety equipment should be a no-brainer in your ORs.

5 Keys to Safe and Effective Patient Warming
The benefits of maintaining normothermia go beyond simple comfort.

Why Not Just Leave Scrub Laundering to the Experts?
The proper laundering of surgical textiles isn't as easy as setting your home washer to the heavy-duty cycle.

5 C-Arm Safety Tips
Practices and strategies that help limit radiation exposure for patients and staff.

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