Patient Safety

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Lawsuit: Patient Suffered Emotional Distress Listening to Surgeon Talk While He Operated on Her

The doctor allegedly spooked the patient when he spoke about night sweats and blurred vision in Spanish as part of a language proficiency exam.

Posted 12/11/17 | Post a comment

Safety: Inside Our Near-Miss Wrong-Site Surgery

Lessons learned from almost implanting the wrong IOL.

Posted 11/29/17 | Kelly A. Fitzpatrick, RN, BSN, MBA | Post a comment

4 Keys to Prevent Patient Falls

Keep your patients from taking a tumble.

Posted 11/29/17 | Brielle Gregory, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Take a Closer Look at Ophthalmic Compounded Drugs

Here's what you can do to ensure the sterility, potency and purity of the outsourced injections you use in your facility.

Posted 11/29/17 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

Chicago Hospital Sues Leapfrog for Defamation Over Low Patient Safety Grade

Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago claims the ratings group incorrectly assessed the hospital, which lowered its patient safety grade from an A to a C.

Posted 11/13/17 | Post a comment

Recall: Midazolam Syringes in Blister Packs Contain Syringes of Ondansetron

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling a lot of mislabeled prefilled syringes that were distributed nationwide.

Posted 11/10/17 | Post a comment

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