Patient Safety

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Safety: High Time to Address Marijuana

The dangers of patients smoking cannabis before surgery.

Posted 04/15/19 | Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP | 2 comments

5 Keys to Preventing Retained Surgical Items

Use these strategies so there's nothing left behind.

Posted 04/15/19 | Verna C. Gibbs, MD | 2 comments

Your Prescription for Medication Safety

Our pharmacy consultant dispenses indispensable advice.

Posted 04/15/19 | Sheldon S. Sones, RPh, FASCP | Post a comment

Reduce the Risk of Radiation Exposure

Proper personal protection and a healthy dose of common sense will limit intraoperative imaging's inherent dangers.

Posted 04/15/19 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

Keep Patients Safe in Steep Trendelenburg

Here's a heads-up on what to do when patients are heads-down.

Posted 04/15/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Heated Debate

Scott Augustine, MD, the inventor of the Bair Hugger patient warming device, claims it causes SSIs. The manufacturer, and the courts, so far have disagreed.

Posted 04/15/19 | Matthew Nojiri | Post a comment

FDA Shocked by Spike in Malfunctioning Staplers

Devices that misfired or failed to fire have injured or killed thousands.

Posted 04/15/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | 1 comment

Perfecting the Prone Position

By adding a methodical, aviation-like checklist that focused on teamwork, we reduced repositioning and patient injuries.

Posted 03/14/19 | Denise M. Lawyer, BSN, RN, CNOR | 1 comment

The MH in Me

As a surgeon who tested positive for susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia, the potential for my patient and team to experience a sudden MH crisis is never far from my mind.

Posted 03/14/19 | Matthew Roberson, MD | 2 comments

Safety: Make Today a Safe Day

Protecting patients from harm really is as simple as changing the culture.

Posted 02/12/19 | Kathy Fisher | Post a comment

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