ECRI Institute has released its 2017 list of healthcare technology hazards – problems that can be avoided through careful management of technologies. The list can be used to enhance patient safety efforts.
It is important to review workflows and procedures regularly to prevent office and facility standards from getting lax. The CDC summary contains a set of nine key recommendations for dental settings. MLMIC encourages dental health providers to consult the list of “do’s” and “do nots” for a refresher in safe injection practices.
Effective communication is imperative in ensuring patient safety, especially during patient handoffs.
New data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show that surgical checklists are unused in 10 percent of hospitals.