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New ‘Self-Cleaning’ Surface Technology Reduces Pathogens in Hospital Environment

A study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control recently confirmed the effectiveness of new technology in reducing the number of hospital surface bacteria by more than 99 percent at least eight weeks after initial application.

TeamSTEPPS Web-based Training Opportunities Available

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools, aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals.

Purell ES Everywhere Offers Versatile Hand Sanitizing Option

GOJO, the inventor of Purell® Advanced Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings, has introduced its latest innovation, the Purell ES Everywhere System.

Halyard Health Solutions Focus on Infection Prevention

Halyard Health is a new medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain, and speeding patient recovery.

Nebraska Methodist Hospital Uses Bacteria-Resistant Curtains to Protect Fabrics Around Patients

Nebraska Methodist Hospital has chosen X-STATIC® Antimicrobial Technology to elevate its standard of care for fabrics in the healthcare environment.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Reduces Alarm Fatigue, Increases Caregiver Compliance

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to “alarm fatigue,” in which caregivers become desensitized to the ubiquitous beeping.

ISMP Announces Annual Awards Recipients

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is proud to announce its annual awards winners.

The Joint Commission Presents 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award

For the second consecutive year, The Joint Commission has presented BrightStar Care® with the Enterprise Champion for Quality award. The award recognizes BrightStar Care for its efforts to promote the delivery of high-quality home healthcare to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Joint Commission Educates Hospital Leaders on Integrated Patient-centered Systems

The Joint Commission announces publication of the new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. The purpose of the chapter is to inform and educate hospital leaders about the importance and structure of an integrated patient-centered system that aims to improve quality of care and patient safety.

New Blood Bank ID Solutions Improve Patient Safety and Efficiency

PDC Healthcare, an identification solutions company, has expanded its product offering for blood transfusion patient identification.

BD’s Acquistion of CareFusion Offers Integrated Medication Management, Patient Safety Solutions

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions.

New Healthcare Technology Options Offered by Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

Mayo Clinic is committed to reducing healthcare expenses and improving access to medical services through a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection.

Northwest Patient Safety Conference Calls for Speakers

Save the date for the 13th Northwest Patient Safety Conference, presented by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition on May 13, 2015

EMR Interoperability Delayed by Lack of Inter-Vendor Cooperation

Less than half of healthcare providers say their electronic medical records (EMR) vendor cooperates well with other vendors.

NPSF Patient Safety Congress Call for Abstracts Due Oct. 17

The 17th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place April 29 - May 1, in Austin, Texas.

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