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- Safety alert: Bacterial infections associated with heater-cooler devices
Last month, the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a safety communication concerning Nontuberculous mycobacterium infections related to heater-cooler devices.
- CMS revises guidance for pharmaceutical services and compounding medications
The CMS last week released revised hospital guidance for pharmaceutical services and expanded guidance related to compounding medications.
- CMS proposal would give patients a say in discharge process
A proposed rule from CMS would provide greater weight to patient preference during the hospital discharge process.
- Study: Medication errors occur in half of surgeries
A new study found that medication errors occurred during nearly half of the surgeries examined.
- How many policies should the medical staff approve?
With an increasing number of regulations, National Patient Safety Goals, Sentinel Event Alerts, and changes in procedure, medical staff may feel like they're stuck in an endless cycle of creating and approving new policies—including policies that they may not really need to approve, such as a nursing policy regarding paid time off.
- Study: Infections lead to increased fall risk
New research shows that infections can be an underlying cause of patient falls.
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Study: Link between CMS hospital star ratings and socioeconomic factors
CMS releases potential reporting measures
Mental disorders and substance abuse are the top U.S. health condition
Joint Commission updates ASC survey process