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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has announced a change in terminology and updates in pressure injury staging. The term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer” in the NPUAP Injury Staging System to accurately describe pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin.

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the US are unnecessary, according to new data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts.

This year’s National Hospital Week  runs from May 8-14, 2016. Join us in thanking the many individuals who give their all to their neighbors. From providing medical care in hospitals to running vital programs in their community, we are committed to supporting the health and well-being of health care professionals. Join the AHA’s My Hospital campaign to help celebrate the contributions your hospital brings to your community.

Ransomware Alert Monday, April 25, 2016 Default-avatar

The Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has recently issued a ransomware alert to provide information about recent cyberattacks against hospitals and health care organizations.

Ineffective team communication is a top cause of patient injuries.  AHRQ recently released, Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) for Office-based Care, an evidence-based program to create efficient and effective health care teams that optimize the use of evidence, information, people and resources. The training toolkit is available online and includes scripts, PowerPoint presentations and videos that can be used to educate team members.