Up in the blogosphere with The Joint Commission
- Dateline @ TJC — One Catastrophic Error Led to a Career Preventing Wrong Patient Ordering Errors and Improving Health IT Safety: Dr. Jason S. Adelman penned this blog about his career as a hospitalist and how he was motivated to pursue patient safety after witnessing the sometimes-catastrophic medical errors that occur in the hospital environment. He was recently honored with the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement for his extensive contributions to the field.
- Dateline @ TJC — Anesthesia Risk Alerts: A Novel Approach to Mitigating Risk in the OR: North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) was recently honored with the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards National Level Innovation for its Anesthesia Risk Alerts (ARA) program. This effective protocol, implemented under NAPA’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO), provides anesthesia clinicians with novel mitigation strategies to better manage five high-risk clinical scenarios in the perioperative setting, writes NAPA’s Leo Penzi, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Julie Marhalik-Helms, BSN, RN, Vice President, Quality Improvement; and Brent Lee, MD, MPH, FASA, Director, Clinical Excellence and Performance Improvement.
- Improvement Insights — Mobile Application Improves Efficiency of Hand Hygiene Audits: A tool tutorial, published in the February 2023 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, details an organization’s identification and implementation of a free mobile application to collect hand hygiene audits, writes Lesley Martinez, MPH, CPH, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital.