Hospital Culture of Safety

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Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) urged health care organizations to adopt proven organizational models and strategies from other high-risk industries to minimize error and reduce harm to patients. To promote a culture of safety and ensure safer systems of care, the IOM emphasized the importance of developing clear, highly visible patient safety programs that focus organizational attention on safety; use non-punitive systems for reporting and analyzing errors; incorporate well-established safety principles such as standardized and simplified equipment, supplies, and work processes; and establish proven interdisciplinary team training programs for providers.

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Phenytoin

Phenytoin is used for generalized tonic-clonic seizures, complex partial seizures, mixed seizures, and seizure prophylaxis in neurologic procedures. Its mechanism by improving sodium efflux from neurons of the motor cortex to stabilize the threshold against hyperexcitability.

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What is Root Cause Analysis (RCA)?

[caption id="attachment_42" align="alignleft" width="300"] Swiss cheese model of accident causation[/caption]

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Hospital Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Hospital Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

QPS processes provide the framework for the organization and its leaders to achieve a commitment to provide quality patient care in a safe, well-managed environment and reduce risk to patients, staff and visitors.

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Does a single atom cast a shadow?

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Can ketoprofen and Celecoxib be used together?

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of NSAID (COX-2 Inhibitor).

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