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Virtual Group Member Hosting Public Root-Cause (RCA) Workshop

Virtual Group Member Hosting Public Root-Cause (RCA) Workshop

One of our Virtual Group members, The Reliability Center, is hosting a public workshop on root-cause analysis in Raleigh, NC February 13, 2014, 9:00am – 3:00pm. The Reliability Center has extensive experience in RCA, and has developed over many years excellent software to help guide healthcare investigators and

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Preventing Surgical Fires

Preventing Surgical Fires

AHRQ helped sponsor a recently published randomly-controlled trial in the New England Journal of Medicine using simulations to evaluate several checklist-based approaches to prevent surgical fires, among several other surgical “crises.” More information on the checklists are available online at www.projectcheck.org/crisis.html

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CDC Guidance on Novel Coronavirus MERS-CoV

CDC Guidance on Novel Coronavirus MERS-CoV

The CDC has released new guidelines on both healthcare facility and provider preparedness for MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus), a novel disease similar to SARS that has killed and sickened those with connections to the Middle East such as recent travel there. It is capable

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Updated CoP on Discharge Planning

Updated CoP on Discharge Planning

Dated May 17, CMS published updated interpretive guidelines on discharge planning for hospitals. The update revises the State Operations Manual (SOM), Hospital Appendix A – Interpretive Guidelines for 42 CFR 482.43, (Discharge Planning). The new IGs require evaluation of patients requiring discharge planning, or providing discharge planning on

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Toolkit for Post-Discharge Patient Safety

Toolkit for Post-Discharge Patient Safety

The most frequent patient-safety concerns following discharge include medication events, nosocomial infection, and complications following hospital procedures. As noted in a new AHRQ report, 40% of patients discharged don’t have results back on all tests – tests that may show a change in status. The report includes an overview

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Through the Eyes of the Workforce

Through the Eyes of the Workforce

National Patient Safety Foundation released a white paper today entitled “Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care.” The white paper links worker safety with patient safety in high reliability organizations.

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Nursing Group Publishes tele-ICU Guidelines

Nursing Group Publishes tele-ICU Guidelines

The American Association of Critical-Care nurses has issued practice guidelines that identify the key components for tele-ICU nursing. The guidelines can be found at:  http://www.aacn.org/wd/practice/docs/tele-icu-guidelines.pdf

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Spring Forward – TRG President Speaking at 3 Spring Events

Spring Forward - TRG President Speaking at 3 Spring Events

HIPAA @ MSHRM Fay will be presenting on HIPAA and on Credentialing 2.0 on March 21 at the Massachusetts Society for Healthcare Risk Management in Marlborough, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit MSHRM online. View Larger Map PLUS Medical Liability Symposium She will be a panelist on

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2/6/2013: New Falls Prevention Toolkit

2/6/2013: New Falls Prevention Toolkit

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of their searchable training database, AHRQ has today released a new toolkit designed to reduce the falls risk in hospitals. THe toolkit addresses six areas including: hospital readiness falls program management falls prevention practices implementation of falls prevention measurement of falls prevention

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2/4/2013: Coming Feb. 7 – CMS Regulatory Streamling

On Feb. 7 the Federal Register will carry a proposed rule for regulatory streamlining aiming to “reform Medicare regulations that CMS has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers, as well as certain regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of

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