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.
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.
Ensuring health information technology-related events are resolved and incorporate effective solutions should be a continued focus area for healthcare systems.
New recommendations aim to improve patient safety by establishing infection control practices specific to OR anesthesia care.