Search Tag: Safety

ICU Management


2013 05 Mar

More than one-third of ER physicians say they are uncertain whether their department has safety restraint info for patients, according to new study from the University of Michigan. Each year, more than 130,000 children younger than 13 are treated in U.S. emergency departments after motor-vehicle crash-related injuries. Each of these visits offer...Read more

ICU Management


2013 11 Mar

Following the 2010 Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety, the joint EBA/ESA Task Force for Patient Safety is launching a Safety Starter Kit containing essential resources to help raise safety standards in anaesthesiology across Europe. The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) is to launch a safety starter kit containing a wide variety...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 26 Mar

A case report published in BMC Medical Imaging recommends that radiologists be aware of the potential risk of scanning circle contact lens by MRI.  Circle contact lenses, also known as colour contact lenses and big eye contact lenses, are a type of cosmetic contact lens. It is not widely known that circle contact lenses usually contain iron oxide...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 08 Apr

The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) has recently published a policy statement with recommendations on managing safety in MRI units.  An EU Directive on occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields is being revised. It is likely affect MRI practice, particularly in relation to  management of safety, user guidelines,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 11 Mar

Today at ECR experts will focus on mobile technology and weigh the pros and cons of using tablets in radiology in the Special Focus Session, ‘Tablets in radiology: friend or foe’.  In less than five years, tablets, and especially the iPad, have made their way into research, education and general communication in medicine. The speakers will give...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 10 Apr

Research and Markets  has announced the release of the "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market (Geiger Counter, Ionization Chamber, Scintillator, Terahertz detector, Dosimeter, Environment Monitor, Shield, Lead Apron, Eyewear & Glove) - Competitive Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2017" report. The global radiation protection (detection,...Read more

ICU Management


2013 14 Mar

Policies for the management and control of risks associated with healthcare constitute one of the priorities of the modern health systems. Like most European countries, the Ministry of Health in Italy has recognised the importance of assessing quality and safety on all levels of the system, taking into account patient expectations and enhancing...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 22 May

Philips, the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and Main-Taunus Cardiac Center (Bad Soden, Germany) announced the results of a clinical study that demonstrate that the safety for patients and clinicians can be significantly enhanced during cardiac interventions.  Using Philips’ recently introduced AlluraClarity...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 23 Jun

The European Commission has published a patient safety package detailing progress made in recent years and existing barriers yet to be overcome. The establishment of national programs for patient safety and the implementation of systems for reporting adverse events related to hospitalisation represent two of the most improved areas. Challenges remain...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 25 Aug

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is currently reviewing the safety of alteplase, a clot-busting drug. The drug is to be reviewed for the treatment of strokes. The regulatory agency believes that the benefits of alteplase outweigh its risks but because there is a chance that some previous assessments may have been flawed,...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 29 Aug

A black box similar to that used in the aviation industry has been developed specifically for improving safety in the operating room, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The box is about the size of a thick book and can record what is going on in the OR during a surgical procedure. The device can measure room...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 18 Sep

Safety is best achieved when it is built into the system rather than a choice, said Prof. Efstathopoulos  from Greece, speaking at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress in Glasgow this week. While radiation protection is top of everyone’s mind, implementing a radiation protection culture in your radiology...Read more

Health Management


2014 08 Nov

The transmission of pathogens through blood and other body fluids represents one of the main risks in the healthcare setting. Although over 20 pathogens can be transmitted in this way, the most important are the hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses and the AIDS virus (HIV). Since 2006 it has been mandatory in the Madrid Region of Spain to...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 26 Jan

The biggest obstacle to healthcare safety is culture, said Mark Chassin, President and CEO The Joint Commission. Speaking today at the 8th Middle East Quality Management in Healthcare conference at Arab Health, Dr. Chassin outlined the reasons why a culture of safety is the key to sustaining high performance. Safety culture is about enabling a culture...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 26 Jan

Patient safety is a major undertaking and leaders must have missionary zeal to create a culture that is just, said Janice Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, speaking at Arab Health at the 6th Middle East Quality Management Conference. Safety huddles are not the forum to solve global safety issues, she emphasised....Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 28 Jan

Healthcare leaders face huge challenges in delivering high quality safe care, said Benjamin Frank, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Sheik Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi,speaking at the Quality Management Conference at Arab Health in Dubai this week.   The challenges include access and waiting times, primary health reform, human resources, chronic...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 25 Feb

Toshiba Medical Systems invites you to the educational event "New Detector Technology Improves Patient Safety" during ECR to learn more about how we are bringing innovation to life.  In addition to two lunch symposia, which we will be hosting on Thursday and Friday, our comprehensive hands-on workshop program throughout the day from Wednesday...Read more

Health Management


2015 06 Oct

Political Background Safety and quality have been highlighted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health Expert Panel 2014). The Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health was tasked with considering the core dimensions of quality...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 17 Nov

MRI safety depends upon adequate screening for ferromagnetic material. An article published in  Clinical Imaging describes the effectiveness of a novel supplemental screening technique wherein the lights are dimmed in response to detected ferrous metal within the restricted MRI scanning room. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers detailed diagnostic...Read more

Executive Health Management


2016 16 Oct

ISQua is delighted to collaborate with the  Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JQ)  to host our 33rd International scientific meeting on quality and safety in health care in  Tokyo, Japan 16 - 19 October 2016 . ISQua aims to promote and support continuous improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide. Japan, with the world's...Read more

Executive Health Management


2016 07 Feb

A new study reveals why healthcare organisations fall short of improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. The study is published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.  The survey, led by Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University included 276 chief nurse executives across the U.S. The objective was...Read more

ICU Management


2016 11 Mar

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ICU Management


2016 11 Mar

All drugs are inherently dangerous. In critical care we give large numbers of particularly dangerous drugs to very sick people, who have little physiological reserve to cope with additional problems. When patients are admitted to or transferred out of critical care we have to transfer complex information about patients’ medications. The staff prescribing...Read more

ICU Management


2016 11 Mar

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide an overview of how to accelerate adoption of bedside ultrasonography, based on experience in a large hospital system. Developing an evidence-based ultrasound training programme and the economic benefits of proven safety practices, such as ultrasound-guided central venous...Read more

ICU Management


2016 19 Apr

Intra-osseous (IO) infusion is an indispensable tool in life-threatening situations that can be learned quickly and easily, according to a systematic review published in Critical Care .   The review, by Franck Petipas, MD, of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care and the Laboratory of Anatomy, Biomechanics and Simulation, University...Read more

ICU Management


2016 03 May

Team confidence, cohesion, empathy and esprit de corps as well as patient safety may be improved by using a simple checklist, according to a letter published in the Journal of Critical Care . Lead author, Peter Brindley, from the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada, with colleagues from St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, introduces an...Read more

ICU Management


2016 04 Oct

Communication is key when it comes to improving quality and safety in intensive care, according to Todd Dorman, President, Society of Critical Care Medicine , and Professor and Vice Chair Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University. “We need to create a culture where mistakes will be identified”, he said. Speaking at the Global Tracheostomy Collective...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 01 Dec

The International Society of Radiology (ISR) has formally established a new format for its quality and safety activities. The ISR Quality and Safety Alliance (ISRQSA) will act as a convener of and facilitator for continental, regional and national quality and safety campaigns in radiation protection and drive the ISR’s quality and safety agenda. Dr....Read more

IT Management


2017 10 Jan

Mobile health apps and devices (e.g., wearables) are useful tools for people to take control over their own health and wellness. As more of these mHealth apps become available, the issue of whether these digital tools are being used properly comes to the fore. Luckily, a new alliance has been formed primarily to improve the safety and effectiveness...Read more

Executive Health Management


2017 29 May

Welcome to Bologna in MAY 2017 For the 7th European Congress for International Federation of Hospital Engineering The SIAIS  (Italian Society of Architecture and Engineering for Healthcare) association of Italian Hospital Engineering is proud to organize the 7th Congress of IFHE-EU, the bi-annual conference of IFHE Europe, the European branch...Read more