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AHRQ CANDOR Toolkit Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Default-avatar

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a new online toolkit to help health care organizations and clinicians communicate with patients and families when something goes wrong with their care.

Join us as we show our appreciation for the work that risk management and patient safety professionals do during Health Care Risk Management Week, June 20-24, 2016.

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 ┬áruns 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.