Patient Safety

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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

Reduce the Risk of Pressure Ulcers

Skin injuries can occur without preventative measures in place.

Posted 01/11/16 | Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN | Post a comment

Strategies to Prevent Retained Objects

What you can do to ensure that nothing's left behind.

Posted 01/11/16 | Camille L. Harlan, RN, JD | Post a comment

Safety: Time for a New Surgical Checklist

It starts earlier, ends later, saves time and prevents complications.

Posted 12/02/15 | LorneKingRosenfield, MD | Post a comment

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 | 1 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

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