In an effort to address the high number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions issued annually, CMS now mandates that all hospitals implement antibiotic stewardship programs.
The FDA has updated guidance on which medical devices are regulated by the agency.
The FDA warns manufacturers, healthcare providers, hospitals and patients that the “URGENT/11” security flaws may cause medical devices to malfunction.
A recent study attributed over half of adverse events associated with surgical care to cognitive error. The study’s authors identified opportunities to enhance patient safety, including training staff to recognize common mental pitfalls.