Patient Safety

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10% of Alcohol-Based Preps Allowed to Dry for 3 Minutes Caught Fire

Researchers say surgeons can decrease OR fire risk by using non-alcohol based skin preps or avoiding pooling of the prep solution.

Posted 02/15/17 | 3 comments

Faulty Sensor Leads to Recall of Alaris Syringe Pump

Sensor-related false alarms could interrupt the supply of vital fluids to patients.

Posted 02/10/17 | Post a comment

New Details in How Female Impostor Gained Access to 5 ORs

A woman posing as a doctor in training uses "tailgating" to infiltrate the OR and other restricted areas of prestigious hospital.

Posted 02/08/17 | 4 comments

7 Questions to Ask Your Compounding Lab

Does your lab take medication safety as seriously as you do?

Posted 01/31/17 | Diane Stopyra | Post a comment

Digging Deeper to Reduce Medical Errors

If you don't reach the root cause, you're not likely to solve the problem.

Posted 01/31/17 | Spence Byrum | Post a comment

Did Skin Prep Fuel This Fire?

Alcohol-based skin preps cause only 4% of OR fires, but you must still exercise care when applying these flammable agents.

Posted 01/31/17 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment