To avoid adverse events related to direct oral anticoagulants, The Joint Commission has released a Sentinel Event Alert with specific actions for physicians and other healthcare providers in all clinical settings.
New courses from the CDC are part of a free curriculum that includes over 40 training modules designed to address both the technical and foundational elements of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.
According to new research published in JAMA, deaths from falls tripled among the elderly between 2000 and 2016, and these falls cost an estimated $50 billion in medical care annually. Fall prevention strategies are recommended for adults older than 65 years.
Ensuring health information technology-related events are resolved and incorporate effective solutions should be a continued focus area for healthcare systems.