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Released: 26-May-2022 9:15 AM EDT
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Calls on Health Care Systems to Make Systemic Changes to Stop Medical Errors: Criminalization Not the Answer
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), released a statement on the criminalization of medical errors with a call to action to all health care systems and organizations to establish comprehensive mechanisms to mitigate the risk of future errors.

18-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Data contradict fears of COVID-19 vaccine effects on pregnancy and fertility
PLOS

Study adds further evidence that vaccination is protective and safer than COVID-19 infection.

Released: 24-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Medicare Program Spent $1.8 Billion in 2019 on Drugs Without Confirmed Clinical Benefits
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Study found that some drugs were on the market for over five years with no confirmed clinical benefit.

Released: 23-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
During general anaesthesia, 1 in 10 people may be ‘conscious’ following intubation
University of Alberta

An international study has found around 1 in 10 participants under planned general anaesthesia were able to respond to commands. Importantly no subjects remembered the commands after surgery. Researchers say the study sheds light on a medical phenomena known as ‘connected consciousness’.

9-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Common steroids after ‘long Covid’ recovery may cut risk of death by up to 51%
Frontiers

Researchers show that severe inflammation during hospitalization for Covid-19 increases risk of death within one year from seeming recovery by 61%. This risk is mitigated if anti-inflammatory steroids are prescribed upon discharge. We need to think of Covid-19 as a potentially chronic disease that requires long-term management, argue the authors.

Newswise: Mercy Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Released: 10-May-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Mercy Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has received an “A” grade in the spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

Newswise: Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade
Released: 10-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade
Keck Medicine of USC

The Leapfrog Group awards Keck Hospital of USC with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade, illustrating the hospital's high standards and commitment to the highest quality patient care.

Newswise: Medication that lowers risk of overdose underused
9-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Medication that lowers risk of overdose underused
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Saint Louis University found that less than half of Americans who received treatment for opioid use disorder over a five-year period were offered a potentially lifesaving medication. The numbers were even lower for those with what’s known as polysubstance use disorder — when opioid users also misuse other substances.

Newswise: Leapfrog awards University of Chicago Medical Center 21st consecutive 'A' for hospital safety
Released: 10-May-2022 10:15 AM EDT
Leapfrog awards University of Chicago Medical Center 21st consecutive 'A' for hospital safety
University of Chicago Medical Center

The Leapfrog Group gives the University of Chicago Medical Center its 21st consecutive A in hospital safety — one of only 22 acute-care facilities nationwide with such a record — while UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial gets another B.

Released: 10-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
16 Ochsner Health Hospitals and Partners Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Ochsner Health System

Numerous Ochsner Health hospitals and partners across the Gulf South received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognized 16 Ochsner Health facilities for achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

Released: 6-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The newly released Pfizer documents do not show that their COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe
Newswise

Pfizer has NOT declared their COVID vaccines unsafe for pregnancy and breastfeeding women, despite misleading claims on social media, nor have they said that the real efficacy rate for their vaccine (COMIRNATY) is 12 percent.

Newswise: Hospitals Can Reduce Antibiotic Overuse by Avoiding Unnecessary Blood Draws in Critically Ill Children, Study Shows
Released: 2-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Hospitals Can Reduce Antibiotic Overuse by Avoiding Unnecessary Blood Draws in Critically Ill Children, Study Shows
Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center-led national quality improvement collaborative highlights a “less is more” method that may prevent antibiotic overprescribing

Newswise: Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients
27-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A pilot study at Maine Medical Center found that scores on the RAS and SASS sedation scales that were best associated with a patient's ability to follow at least three commands are higher than the commonly recommended thresholds for each assessment tool.

Newswise: New Cardiac Defibrillator Much Safer for Patients: Study
Released: 30-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
New Cardiac Defibrillator Much Safer for Patients: Study
McMaster University

A study has demonstrated that a new type of cardiac defibrillator called a subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) reduced patient complications by more than 90 percent, compared to the TV-ICD. The study involved 544 eligible patients (one-quarter females) with average age of 49, at 14 clinical centres in Canada

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Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT of Live Event for April 28th: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study 50 Years Later. Why It Still Matters
Newswise

It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Study was disclosed to the American public. In May, a new riveting account of the Study, when government doctors intentionally withheld effective therapy for syphilis for 40 years in 400 African American men, will be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article explains the deeper everlasting lessons of the study.

Newswise: AACN Rounds with Leadership - Sustaining a Culture of Safety
Released: 28-Apr-2022 9:35 AM EDT
AACN Rounds with Leadership - Sustaining a Culture of Safety
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

The joy connected with hosting an in-person AACN Deans Annual Meeting last month was tempered by the news of the criminal conviction of former nurse RaDonda Vaught for making a fatal medication error. Despite numerous system failures contributing to this tragic accident, the individual nurse was held responsible for this terrible outcome, even though she was forthcoming about the unintentional errors made.

Newswise: AACN Award Recognizes Reilly’s Work as Patient Safety Advocate
Released: 21-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT
AACN Award Recognizes Reilly’s Work as Patient Safety Advocate
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN will recognize Patricia Mullen Reilly with a 2022 Pioneering Spirit Award for her efforts to bring the expertise of the nurse and the voice of the patient to development of clinical technology

Released: 20-Apr-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Dangerous APRN Legislation – Protects Patients in the Badger State
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) commends Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for his leadership and dedication to patient safety demonstrated by his veto of Senate Bill 394 (SB 394), a measure that would have significantly eliminated requirements for physician collaboration with all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse anesthetists.

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Released: 14-Apr-2022 11:20 AM EDT
Studies Give Birth to Evidence That COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women, Newborns
Cedars-Sinai

Pregnant women continue to have reservations about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 despite research indicating the safety of the vaccines and the protection they may offer their unborn children.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
The latest news on clinical trials is here on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

Released: 30-Mar-2022 2:00 PM EDT
AANA President Issues Statement on Nurse RaDonda Vaught Verdict
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Dr. Dina Velocci, DNP, CRNA, APRN, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) issued the following statement in response to a verdict of a former nurse found guilty in an accidental injection death of a patient.

Newswise: Cleveland Clinic Expands its Global Footprint with Opening of London Hospital Today
Released: 29-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Cleveland Clinic Expands its Global Footprint with Opening of London Hospital Today
Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic announced today the opening of Cleveland Clinic London Hospital, a 184-bed state-of-the-art hospital, at 33 Grosvenor Place in central London. The facility is the newest location in Cleveland Clinic’s expanding global footprint and the second in London, following the opening of Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre in September 2021.

25-Mar-2022 5:30 PM EDT
New HSS Study Finds Safe and Effective Outcomes After Innovative ACL Reconstruction Technique in Children and Adolescents at High Risk for Re-Tears
Hospital for Special Surgery

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2022 Annual Meeting found that a novel surgical technique performed during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in certain younger patients garnered positive results two years post-surgery.

Released: 25-Mar-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Yes, microplastics have been found in human blood
Newswise

An article says that microplastics have been found in human blood for the first time. We rate this claim as true, although more studies are needed to determine if these substances in humans are associated with a public health risk.

22-Mar-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Skin Reactions to COVID-19 and Its Vaccines
American Academy of Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist provides the latest information on how COVID and its vaccines affect people’s skin

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Patient Safety is Paramount in Nurse Anesthesiology
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are on the front lines of patient care, safely administering nearly 50 million anesthetics each year in the United States. During Patient Safety Awareness Week, March13-19, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) joins the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in recognizing practices, education, and standards that improve safety for patients and healthcare professionals.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:30 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际再次荣登《新闻周刊》“世界最佳医院”的排名
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 罗切斯特院区再次荣登《新闻周刊》2022年“世界最佳医院”名单的榜首。此排名是对妙佑医疗国际全体员工的赞扬肯定。

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:30 PM EDT
مايو كلينك تحصل مرة أخرى على لقب "أفضل مستشفى في العالم" في تصنيفات مجلة نيوزويك
Mayo Clinic

احتلت مايو كلينك في مدينة روتشستر المرتبة الأولى في العالم مرة أخرى في قائمة نيوزويك لعام 2022 لـ "أفضل المستشفيات في العالم". هذا التصنيف تقديرٌ لعمل الموظفين في مايو كلينك.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic es nuevamente reconocida como «el mejor hospital del mundo» en la clasificación de Newsweek
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic en Rochester ocupó una vez más el primer lugar en el mundo en la lista de Newsweek sobre los «Mejores hospitales del mundo» en 2022. Esta clasificación es un tributo al trabajo realizado por el personal de todo Mayo Clinic.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic reconhecida mais uma vez como “Melhor Hospital do Mundo” na classificação da Newsweek
Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic em Rochester foi classificada mais uma vez como nº 1 do mundo pela Newsweek na lista de 2022 dos “Melhores Hospitais do Mundo”. A classificação é uma homenagem ao trabalho da equipe de toda a Mayo Clinic.

14-Mar-2022 3:25 PM EDT
mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccines are safe for high-risk patients, shows study
Frontiers

Patients with impaired immunity have faced a difficult predicament during the pandemic. Their condition places them at risk of severe Covid-19 complications, but until now, no-one knew if they were at higher risk of adverse side-effects following vaccination against Covid-19. A new study trialed two mRNA vaccines in such patients and found that they are safe and well tolerated. The results will help immunocompromised patients in making an informed choice about vaccination.

Newswise: Patient Safety Program Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities
Released: 28-Feb-2022 12:05 PM EST
Patient Safety Program Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In early 2021, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and NORC at the University of Chicago showed that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use successfully helped more than 400 U.S. hospitals ensure that patients only received antibiotics when needed, and then, only in the correct amounts and for the prescribed dosage period.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
妙佑医疗的研究人员在《自然》的评论文章中敦促对疫苗的安全性进行投资
Mayo Clinic

— 妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的疫苗研究小组负责人强调,考虑到未来患者的安全性,有必要加强对疫苗及其机制的长期研究。

Released: 25-Feb-2022 4:45 PM EST
باحثو مايو يحثون على الاستثمار في سلامة اللقاحات في تعقيبات مجلة "نيتشر"
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا — أكد قادة مجموعة أبحاث اللقاحات في مايو كلينك على الحاجة لإجراء دراسة طويلة الأمد على اللقاحات وآلياتها مع الوضع في الاعتبار سلامة المرضى في المستقبل.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 4:40 PM EST
Investigadores de Mayo urgen a invertir en seguridad de las vacunas, en comentario para Nature Reviews Immunology
Mayo Clinic

Los directores del Grupo de Investigación sobre Vacunas en Mayo Clinic resaltan la necesidad de llevar a cabo estudios a largo plazo sobre las vacunas y sus mecanismos, con la mira puesta en la futura seguridad de los pacientes.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 4:35 PM EST
Pesquisadores da Mayo destacam a importância de investimentos na segurança das vacinas
Mayo Clinic

Os líderes do Grupo de Pesquisa em Vacinas da Mayo Clinic enfatizam a necessidade de aumentar os estudos de longo prazo das vacinas e seus mecanismos pensando na segurança futura dos pacientes.

Released: 25-Feb-2022 11:30 AM EST
Caregivers find remote monitoring during COVID-19 pandemic an unexpected patient safety benefit
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

In an opinion article appearing online Feb. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, authors from University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University write about the unexpected patient safety benefit resulting from remote monitoring of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the major lessons gained from the pandemic was that patients could now be monitored based on risks and needs rather than location in the hospital. Home monitoring and hospital at-home models offer the potential to transform care and potentially allow a substantial proportion of hospitalized patients to receive care from home.

Released: 23-Feb-2022 12:00 PM EST
MD Anderson Research Highlights for February 23, 2022
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current findings include targeted therapies for tumors with PIK3CA and FGFR mutations, a promising combination therapy for myelofibrosis, a new target to improve immunotherapy response in pancreatic cancer, a novel method of increasing chemoradiation sensitivity in glioblastoma, and greater understanding of the chronic lymphocytic leukemia immune microenvironment.

Newswise: Commitment to Patients, Colleagues Motivates Nurses to Seek Certification
Released: 22-Feb-2022 5:25 PM EST
Commitment to Patients, Colleagues Motivates Nurses to Seek Certification
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Achieving certification demonstrates to patients, employers and the healthcare team that a nurse’s knowledge reflects national standards and a strong personal commitment to patient safety. Since 1976, AACN Certification Corporation has collectively granted approximately 450,000 nursing certifications, with over 130,000 active certifications held.

17-Feb-2022 3:35 PM EST
The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health
Newswise

The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns 29th Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification - the Most Certifications of Any Hospital in the Nation
Released: 15-Feb-2022 9:40 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns 29th Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification - the Most Certifications of Any Hospital in the Nation
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center earned its 29th Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Care (DSC) certification, marking the most certifications of any hospital in the nation.

Newswise: UTSW study finds it safe to give clot-busting drug to stroke patients who took blood thinners
8-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
UTSW study finds it safe to give clot-busting drug to stroke patients who took blood thinners
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Stroke patients on long-term blood thinners who were given the clot-busting drug alteplase enjoyed better recoveries than those who did not receive the drug and had no increased risk of bleeding, a new study led by UTSW researchers shows. The results run counter to the common practice of withholding the clot-busting drug to these patients due to concerns over complications from bleeding.

Newswise: Studying Anesthesia’s Impact on the Developing Brain
Released: 9-Feb-2022 9:00 AM EST
Studying Anesthesia’s Impact on the Developing Brain
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are taking a new and innovative approach to better understanding this important issue. Under a five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, investigators led by Matthew Borzage, PhD, and his mentors, Bradley Peterson, MD, and John Wood, MD, PhD, are using novel MRI techniques to look inside the brain while a baby is under anesthesia.

27-Jan-2022 11:40 AM EST
Anesthesia Care Team model for GI procedures saves time, increases access to care, compared to nurse-administered sedation model
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Using a physician anesthesiologist-led Anesthesia Care Team model increases patient access to care, compared to nurse-administered sedation for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures, according to research being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2022, the Anesthesiology Business Event.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 10:35 AM EST
Study: Nearly 1 in 7 COVID patients in ICU experienced severe bleeding when given full-dose blood thinners
University at Buffalo

Patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU) prescribed full-dose blood thinners are significantly more likely to experience heavy bleeding than patients prescribed a smaller yet equally effective dose, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.

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Released: 28-Jan-2022 6:05 AM EST
MEDIA ADVISORY: Pharmacy Expert Available to Discuss COVID-19 Medications Update
Cedars-Sinai

Many people have questions about a range of new COVID-19 medications that recently became available to outpatients. Rita Shane, PharmD, vice president of Pharmacy Services and chief pharmacy officer at Cedars-Sinai, is available to comment on key points about these therapies.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
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Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Behavioral Science channel.


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