patient safety


The important nursing role in bedsore prevention

Nurses sometimes ignore the standardized tools in place to identify at-risk patients, and to prevent and treat pressure injuries

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Safety risks in outpatient dialysis clinics

Many clinics have inadequate staffing to ensure patient safety

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Postpartum hemorrhage is a dangerous risk for moms after delivering a baby

OB/GYN doctors and labor and delivery nurses should be alert and prepared to avoid a life-threatening complication

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A long surgery has a high risk of DVT blood clots forming

DVT blood clots can cause deadly pulmonary embolism

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Surprising risks of deep sedation anesthesia during upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures

Anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist involvement in routine cases increases the risk of serious adverse events

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How safe are surgical centers and doctor-owned hospitals?

Some small surgical centers and physician-owned hospitals cannot handle emergencies that may happen in the operating room

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New superbug infection identified in Houston

Researchers were surprised by abundant new Klebsiella pneumoniae strain at Houston Methodist Hospital system.

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Surgical checklists increase patient safety

A recent study shows that hospitals using operating room checklists have lower post-surgical death rates

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Six signs that a sick person may have sepsis

In the United States, over 750,000 people are diagnosed with sepsis each year

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Epidural steroid injections come with life-changing risks

If the surgeon injects too deep or in the wrong place, it can cause paralysis or death

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