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Patient Safety

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Safety: Keys to Smooth Patient Handoffs

Relay the patient's condition clearly and concisely.

Posted 10/06/15 | Pegi Wasserman, BSN, RN | Post a comment

The Constant Quest for Zero

Q&A with Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, the anesthesiologist and critical care physician who's dedicated to improving patient safety.

Posted 09/28/15 | Post a comment

A Better Way to Eliminate Retained Surgical Items

Accounting, not counting, will ensure no sponges are left behind.

Posted 09/28/15 | Verna C. Gibbs, MD | Post a comment

3 Patient Positioning Pointers

The OR table can be a dangerous place for patients — don't let nerve damage and skin injuries mar your surgical outcomes.

Posted 09/28/15 | David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor | Post a comment

Are You Warming Patients Safely?

Here's what you might be doing wrong — and how to fix it.

Posted 09/28/15 | Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

Best Practices in Drug Safety

Expert advice on proper medication storage, security and labeling.

Posted 09/28/15 | Richard Novak, MD | Post a comment

5 Truths About Wrong-Site Surgery

In order to prevent the "never event," you need to understand what's causing it.

Posted 09/28/15 | Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM | Post a comment

Do You Have a Culture of Safety?

Experts weigh in on why changing the environment of your OR is difficult, but essential.

Posted 09/28/15 | Kendal Gapinski, Associate Editor | Post a comment

MH Drills Can Be a Real Life Saver

My son is alive today because the surgical team did everything right.

Posted 09/28/15 | Kim Scott, RN, MSN | Post a comment


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