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Patient Safety Assessment

What is a Patient Safety Assessment? It analyzes your current patient safety practices and processes to determine how effectively they prevent human errors and detect and correct system vulnerabilities and weaknesses that can lead to events of harm and adverse outcomes…(Read More)

Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is intended to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public, starts next week, Sunday March 12th – Saturday, March 18th. The National Patient Safety Foundation’s goal is to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message. Patient Safety Awareness…(Read More)

Emergency departments across the nation have been challenged by rising volumes. ED crowding is exacerbated by the increase in the number of patients with mental disorders, substance abuse problems or both, who present with acute problems. Besides the mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug disorders and intent to…(Read More)

Emergency Room (ER) diversions continue to be an issue in the news. Diversions are when ambulances are sent to another ER because the nearest ER is too busy and does not believe they can safely provide care. What’s the cure for ER diversions? It’s not what you think…(Read More)