Patient Safety Monitor Journal answers your most important patient safety questions and offers field-tested compliance strategies to ensure your patient safety efforts measure up to The Joint Commission.
New resources aim to simplify stewardship implementation
A finalized Joint Commission standard, along with proposed CMS regulations, place more emphasis on program leadership and providing resources for measurement and action
Patient identification deficiencies plague quality of care
Patient misidentification has become a primary concern for both IT professionals and patient safety leaders
Drug diversion is difficult to identify, but impact on patient safety is devastating
Recent events in Colorado and Utah underscore the difficulties hospitals have in preventing drug diversion
New research refines approach to hand hygiene compliance
Patient safety and infection control experts commonly refer to hand hygiene as the simplest, most effective way to prevent disease transmission.
CMS proposal would remove pain standards from HCAHPS
Several months after more than 60 medical experts and advocacy groups called on CMS to remove the pain treatment questions from patient surveys, the agency has announced a proposal to do just that.
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