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- Experts to Senate panel: Patient safety remains a huge concern
Fifteen years after a major Institute of Medicine report, hospitals have made no progress on patient safety, experts told a Senate panel last week.
- Study: OR briefings can improve teamwork, surgical outcomes
A new study found that preoperative briefings can lead to improved team communication and safety in the operating room.
- CMS renews deeming authority for Joint Commission
The CMS has renewed deeming authority for The Joint Commission for hospital accreditation through July 2020.
- Report: Problems with patient safety in military facilities
A New York Times report found that patient safety is severely lacking in U.S. military hospitals, with many patient deaths going unreported.
- Joint Commission prepublication standards aligning with CMS go into effect next week
Revised standards from The Joint Commission that align with CMS requirements go into effect on July 2.
- Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on reuse of vials
A new Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission addresses the misuse of single-dose/single-use vials, which has led to outbreaks of bloodborne pathogens and associated infections.
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