Patient Safety

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Inmate Claims He Was Needlessly Handcuffed and Shackled During and After Emergency Appendectomy

Despite objections from surgeon, prison guards kept patient restrained for days, according to lawsuit.

Posted 09/14/17 | 2 comments

Deep Dive Into VTE Prevention

Match prophylaxis to patient-specific risks to guard against clot formation.

Posted 09/08/17 | Christopher J. Pannucci, MD, MS, FAWM | Post a comment

8 Ways to Prevent Pressure Ulcers

How to maintain the integrity of each patient's skin.

Posted 08/02/17 | Diane Kimsey, MSN, MHA, RN, CNOR, CLO | Post a comment

Reducing the Risk of Wrong-Site Surgery

Key defenses in the battle to eliminate preventable harm include the time out, pre-operative verification process and site marking.

Posted 08/02/17 | Bill Donahue, Senior Editor | Post a comment

Novel Stress Test Determines When Surgeons Are Ready to Cut Loose

At the Missouri University School of Medicine, they're measuring how much residents sweat during surgery.

Posted 07/07/17 | Post a comment

Safety: What Good Are Surgical Safety Checklists?

They're effective only if your team uses them — and uses them properly.

Posted 07/05/17 | Vanessa Lyons, PhD, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

How Safe Are Your Patients in 2017?

Challenges remain, but many surgical leaders are finding ways to overcome them.

Posted 07/05/17 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | Post a comment

Patient Positioning Advances

Devices designed to improve the efficiency and safety of even the most complex cases.

Posted 07/05/17 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | Post a comment

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