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Quick Safety Issue 27: Managing neonatal abstinence syndrome

Friday September 23, 2016


The latest issue of Quick Safety can help in identifying and managing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Learn More

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John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award



The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards recognize major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. Learn more and apply.

Discharge Instructions for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): A Comprehensive Approach to Medication Management



Does your organization have discharge instructions or educational materials for VTE patients being discharged on anticoagulants?   If so we’d like to hear about them.  We are soliciting examples of such materials to inform the development of a free educational tool. Learn More.

Standards Field Review Open for Public Comment

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Proposed Revisions and Additions to the Medication Management Standards for the Ambulatory, Behavioral Health, Hospital Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Nursing Care Center and Office-Based Surgery programs. Learn more.



Joint Commission JAMA Viewpoint Focuses on Workplace Violence in Health Care

A new JAMA Viewpoint by Patient Safety Officer Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, and two co-authors tackles the issue of workplace violence in health care. Learn More

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