Looking for a way to provide information on over-the-counter (OTC) medications to your patients? Now you can send them to ISMP OTC Medicine Resources , the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) consumer-focused website.
With everything you're doing it may have escaped you that last week was Hurricane Preparedness Week. HHS has a new video and resources webpage to help you learn more about ways to protect and access your patients’ electronic health information in an emergency.
Whether it is a tornado, flood, hurricane or power outage, when a disaster strikes it's critical to be prepared. Preparing for an emergency is part of providing patient care and will give you and your patients peace of mind.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new brochure: Safe Patient Handling - Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes that reviews strategies to reduce nursing home staff musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). According to OSHA, nurses and other healthcare workers face many safety and health hazards in their work environments; health care workers experience some of the highest rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses of any industry sector.
The AHRQ-funded, Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS) has produced a set of medication reconciliation tools to reduce medication errors that frequently occur during care transitions. The toolkit includes:
A new report, Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care, issued by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Lucian Leape Institute states that engaging patients and families in improving health care safety requires the creation of effective partnerships between those who provide care and those who receive it at every level.