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Patient Safety News, Week of October 24, 2016

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality publishes technical brief on ambulatory safety

AHRQ | 10/26/16

A recently released AHRQ-funded technical brief explores fundamental questions about patient safety practices in ambulatory care, including which evidence-based practices used in hospitals may be applicable to the ambulatory care setting, as well as identifying promising safety initiatives that have not been broadly implemented or studied beyond a single ambulatory care center.

Link: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?pageaction=displayproduct&productID=2322

 

Johns Hopkins partners with consulting firm to share safety and quality practices
Modern Healthcare Online | 10/25/2016
Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has entered into a strategic...
Link: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161025/NEWS/161029954/johns-hopkins-partners-with-consulting-firm-to-share-safety-and

Drug Maker Thwarted Plan to Limit OxyContin Prescriptions at Dawn of Opioid Epidemic
STAT News | 10/26/16
The warning signs of what would become a deadly opioid epidemic emerged in early 2001. (Story about Purdue Pharma)
https://www.statnews.com/2016/10/26/oxycontin-maker-thwarted-limits/

Mask Policies Drive Higher Flu Vax Rates
HealthLeaders Media | 10/24/16
Some CA hospitals expect staff vaccination rates as high as 95% for the coming flu season, well above the national average.
http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/leadership/mask-policies-drive-higher-flu-vax-rates#

Simple instruction sheet helps patients correctly take regular medications before surgery
Science Daily | 10/24/16
American Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161024170619.htm


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