Over the past few years, numerous hospitals and health care facilities have reduced the amount of nursing staff in a bid to cut costs in as many areas as possible. Although the care facility in question may be saving money ……

Patients who are undergoing surgical procedures that require the use of anesthesia will expect the most qualified person possible to oversee the process. However, a new bill that has been proposed for hospital patients in California could very well put ……

When a family member is hospitalized, most people naturally assume that he or she will be safe until they are discharged. However, according to information stated by Magdalena Kalata, who is President of the European Health Parliament, as many as ……

Thanks to the amount of adverse incidents that take place in hospitals and other healthcare facilities these days, a topic that is on the forefront of many people’s minds is that of patient safety. Although there are numerous technology-based safeguards ……

Each year, thousands of patients across the country have blood transfusions performed for various reasons. Owing to the fact that there is absolutely no room for error with regards to ensuring that the patient receives the correct blood type, a ……

Each year, thousands of people dread having to be hospitalized for any reason because of the horror stories that do the rounds regarding injuries, illnesses and adverse events that take place there. This has resulted in many hospitals deciding to ……

When the topic of patient safety comes up in hospitals or other health care facilities, many people only associate this with the implementation of procedures to ensure that patients receive the right treatments and prescriptions. These days however, it has ……

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has seen a tremendous shift towards the implementation and use of various forms of technology in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This is not only able to save a tremendous amount of time ……

During the last decade or so, patient safety has become one of the biggest global concerns in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In an effort to address and deal with this issue, the World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety Program ……

Each day, thousands of people are hospitalized around the country for various reasons ranging from minor ailments to major surgeries that they need to have performed. However, there have been many cases where patients have suffered unnecessary injuries or even ……

In 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education started recommending duty hour requirements of 24 hours for residents, which were amended in 2011 to 16-hour shifts for junior trainees and 24 hours for senior trainees. This followed preliminary evidence ……

In a bid to prepare medical doctors and other personnel for working with the public as quickly as possible, it has been suggested that their medical training periods be reduced in order to facilitate this. However, a number of leading ……

Vice President Joe Biden recently attended a conference in Irvine, California, where he made an important statement regarding the fact that hospitals need to place more focus on reducing preventable errors and government should be creating more economic incentives that ……

One year ago, Professor Don Berwick produced a review of patient safety in England called “A Promise to Learn – A Commitment to Act.” The purpose of the review was to analyze the current level of patient safety and to ……

When many think of hospital wristbands, “patient safety” often isn’t the first phrase to come to mind. However, these small tags on the patient’s wrists play a heavy role in patient safety, and the amount of damage that can be ……

Although the US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a total of 58 newly granted patents to Apple for various technological items and ideas, a particular one that envisions a level of communication between devices like iPhones or iPads and ……

A recent announcement made by the government has revealed that there has been an “unprecedented decline” in the harm suffered by patients during hospital stays, with 50,000 fewer fatalities being experienced since 2010. This improvement in patient safety levels has ……

When it comes to the topic of patient safety in hospitals, most people tend to only associate this term with ensuring that the right medications and doses are dispensed to the right patients. However, various advances that are being made ……

When the concept of selfies was first introduced, nobody could have imagined that they would provide a way to improve patient safety in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country. However, this is precisely what has happened at Children’s Hospital ……

Although the use of barcoded wrist bands has been implemented in prisons and places of employment, it will be the first time ever that a UK-based hospital has decided to use them in conjunction with barcoded labels to help identify ……