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Moving from Incident Reporting to Incident Prevention

An estimated 161,250 preventable deaths occur each year in U.S. healthcare organizations, which can cause harm to a patient’s physical, mental, and financial health. (1)

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Tackling the Challenge of Hand Hygiene

The Center for Disease Control estimates that on any given day, 1 in 31 hospital patients has a HAI, or healthcare-associated infection. (1) Up to 70 percent of these infections could be prevented if health care workers followed recommended protocols, including hand hygiene. (2)

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Should Healthcare Incidents Be Reported Anonymously?

Preventable incidents are a challenge that healthcare organizations face on a daily basis. In order to achieve the highest possible level of patient safety and quality care, it is important for organizations to find an incident reporting system that encourages reporting and fits their unique needs.

With roughly 86% of patient safety events going unreported due to fear of blame or retaliation, looking for an incident reporting software that allows for anonymous reporting can help organizations place the focus back on patient safety. (1)

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A Human-Centered Approach Towards Root Cause Analysis for Occurrence Reporting

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Preventing Medication Errors with Healthcare Technology

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How to Conduct Effective Safety Huddles

Safety huddles are a key tool for healthcare organizations to reduce patient harm, ensure accurate, consistent communication between staff, and promote patient and employee safety. Safety huddles can be defined as routine, brief meetings, usually at the beginning of the workday, comprised of staff from varying disciplines. (1)

The meeting is a time for care teams to discuss patient safety events, relay information about areas of safety concern such as short staffing, equipment or inventory, and to establish safety goals. (2)

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How to Perform a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) After a Sentinel Event

A Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a systemic approach towards problem solving used to determine the root cause of a problem. (1) This process is critical in identifying strategies that can prevent harmful incidents and events within the healthcare setting. Hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities often use RCAs to investigate sentinel events.

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Employee Risk Management in Healthcare

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Establishing a Safety Culture During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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How to Transform the Patient Experience in the Age of COVID-19

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