Top News: #Patientsafety


 Here are the top read news for #patientsafety:


Stopping the revolving door: Sepsis survivors return to hospital for preventable reasonsStopping the revolving door: Sepsis survivors return to hospital for preventable reasons:

They’re alive thanks to the most advanced care modern hospitals can provide. But for survivors of sepsis, the hospital door often looks like a revolving one, a new study shows. And many of the conditions that send them back to a hospital bed should be preventable. Read more


5 Must-Have Resources for Patient Safety in Hospitals:

Every healthcare organization need supplies and tools to achieve high-quality care, but patient safety resources can be a difficult goal to plan into a hospital budget. Though we tend to think of a hospital as the place where patients find care rather than dangers, patients do face risks inherent to a caregiving facility. To ensure patient safety, hospitals often purchase these five must-have supplies, tools and resources: Read more 


hospital_feet.jpgSurvival rates for risky surgeries in US vary widely, study finds:

The chance of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries can vary by as much as 23 percent depending on what hospital patients use, according to an analysis released on Thursday. Read more 



No national reporting requirements for CRE superbugSuperbug outbreaks prompt calls for mandatory reporting:

Well before the recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai hospitals, federal health officials had labeled deadly CRE bacteria an urgent threat.Yet there are still no national reporting requirements for the antibiotic-resistant superbug, and only 20 states have imposed any rules. California is not among them. Read more



Study Spots Patients Who Benefit From Early Postdischarge Care:

Hospital readmissions were significantly reduced when patients with multiple chronic conditions and a greater than 20% baseline risk for readmission received follow-up within 7 days of discharge, according to a study of 44,473 Medicaid recipients in North Carolina with 65,085 qualifying discharges. Read more