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Patient Safety: Solving Problems That Were Large in Scope

Flexible endoscopes were a potential patient safety issue at Baystate Medical Center. Now? Not so much.

Posted 09/11/19 | Joe Paone | 1 comment

Normothermia Is Good Business

Surgical facility leaders say patient warming pays for itself.

Posted 08/12/19 | Adam Taylor | Post a comment

Safety: 5 Injectable Medication Tips

A review of safe practices to avoid drug-related mishaps.

Posted 07/18/19 | Leslie Mattson, RN, BSHM | Post a comment

Technology to Prevent Retained Items

Counting is prone to error. These automated adjuncts help ensure nothing is left behind.

Posted 07/18/19 | Candice-Virgin Cabagnot, RN, BSN | Post a comment

Sweet Ride From Start to Finish

Stretcher chairs let patients begin and end their surgical journey on the same surface.

Posted 06/19/19 | Victoria Wiltshire, MBA, RN | Post a comment

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, Editor-in-Chief | 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

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