790 Results for Patient Safety

About a decade ago, Michael P. Ast, MD, performed a hip replacement surgery on a 40-year-old male, a procedure he’d done many times before....

Can you confidently say that your facility embraces a culture of safety and transparency?

Video laryngoscopes are a surgical innovation that have carved out a niche as the go-to tools for managing challenging airways....

My role embodies all things safety. I’m responsible for promoting safe behaviors, raising awareness about potential hazards, encouraging reporting, auditing...

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare hypermetabolic reaction a patient may have in response to a medication given during general anesthesia....

Making improvements to your facility’s safety culture is no easy task. While healthcare staff work hard to provide the best care for their patients, safety continues...

Healthcare providers come to work every day to help and heal. When there’s an unexpected outcome — especially one that harms a patient — they tend to be...

Your surgeon and OR team perform a textbook surgery that leaves the patient with only the tiniest of incisions at the surgical site. Unfortunately, that same patient also...

Achieving smoke-free ORs in the procedural setting at PIH Health Downey (Calif.) Hospital was one of the hardest practice challenges I’ve led...

For healthcare providers, the shared primary goal is clear: Keeping their patients and their team members safe and free from harm....

An acronym is a great way to remember something important. It can also make the process of speaking up when you are concerned about a potential safety issue...

From meticulous surface disinfection policies to rigorous skin prepping protocols, surgical leaders have their hands full when it comes to making sure their facilities’...

When Benjamin M. Mauck, MD, was fatally gunned down in a Collierville, Tenn., exam room in July, allegedly by a troubled patient, the Memphis-area community lost...

There’s a significant problem in many operating rooms across the United States: Electrosurgical devices can cause significant patient burns and life-threatening fires...

Today’s anesthesia machines are a whir of respiration readings, gas flow displays and inspired oxygen feedback, but the high-tech bells and electronic whistles are more...

There are no shortage of reasons to make preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) a top priority, as this problematic complication often prolongs...

Over the past decade, prefilled syringes have become a popular method of drug delivery in outpatient surgery centers....

Regional anesthesia has emerged as a valuable technique in the outpatient surgery world, offering effective pain management, reduced opioid consumption...

Difficult airway scenarios in the ASC present life-threatening events that continue to be significant factors in patient injury, death and subsequent malpractice claims...

In the ambulatory surgery environment, regional anesthesia is a go-to technique for reducing postoperative pain....

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