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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic...
FDA doesn’t enforce standards for sterile healthcare products manufacturer
It's impossible for the public to know when regulators first discovered Bacillus cereus at H&P Industry's plant...
CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
The pain of wrong site surgery
When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled...
Adverse Drug Events Raise ED Costs, Hospitalizations
Emergency department patients with adverse drug events have a 50% greater risk of spending additional days in the...
RFID 100% Accurate in Surgical Sponge Tracking Test
A blinded clinical trial of radio frequency identification chips resulted in an accuracy rate far better than...
Debate over autism and vaccines rages on despite researcher’s downfall
For years, experts have known that a 1998 paper linking childhood vaccines to autism was fatally flawed. British...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud, Lancet reports
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
Creating a Just Culture: A Nurse Leader's Guide
This practical resource explains the process of creating and sustaining a just culture in which staff members are...
Soaring to Success
Co-written by a former airline pilot turned nurse and a risk management expert, this practical resource offers...
Reduce Transition-Induced Readmissions Through Improved Transition Management
CMS will begin collecting data that will determine if a hospital will incur financial penalties for excess readmissions...
Learn From Errors and Near Misses with a Just Culture
Be prepared for errors and develop a culture where near misses are reported—and learned from—with the best practices...
Proven Methods for Drastically Reducing CAUTIs
Join nurse practitioner Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, and chief of infection prevention and 2012...
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