Patient Safety

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American College of Surgeons Releases Guidelines on Double-Booking Surgeries

ACS says "overlapping operations" are OK, but patients should be informed.

Posted 04/15/16 | 1 comment

The 6 Nursing Lessons I Learned from the Sleep Apnea Death of My Teenage Son

Nurse warns of the dangers of opioids after her son passes away from respiratory depression after surgery.

Posted 03/29/16 | 3 comments

Get the Most Out of Your Malignant Hyperthermia Drills

11 tips to help make sure you're prepared for the worst.

Posted 03/10/16 | Mohanad Shukry, MD, PhD | Post a comment

How Did "Never Events" Become Routine?

Ineffective time outs cause 4 wrong-sites within 40 days at this Iowa health system.

Posted 03/08/16 | 7 comments

Watch the News Report: Patients Who Suffered Severe Burns From Fires During Surgery

TV news piece investigates the pain and the lawsuits that followed a rash of surgical fires in Washington, D.C., area.

Posted 03/04/16 | Post a comment

Safety: How Safe Are Your Medication Practices?

Reduce the risk of errors by reinforcing these 6 practice improvements.

Posted 02/10/16 | Jerry A. Cohen, MD | Post a comment

First, Do No Harm

Practical steps you can take today to keep your patients out of harm's way.

Posted 02/10/16 | Kendal Gapinski, Associate Editor | Post a comment

A Checklist Is Only as Effective as Team Using It

To reap its safety benefits, you've got to use your checklist right.

Posted 02/03/16 | Post a comment

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