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Update on Wrong-Site Surgery: Electronic Records Can Help Prevent Harm but Are Not Harmless 
Wrong-Site Surgery Update: Electronic Records Can Help Prevent Harm but Are Not Harmless 
Wrong-site errors due to incorrect information in the patient’s record or the incorrect patient’s record are possible with both paper and electronic records. Outdated information may be easier to access electronically. 

 

Assessment Tools Help Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
Identifying patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prior to a procedure may help diminish the potentially negative outcomes associated with OSA and anesthesia administration during surgery.  
A Systems and Behavioral Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Practice 
Mapping specific interventions to motivators of behavior can improve healthcare worker hand hygiene performance. A multimodal framework of system and behavioral strategies is vital to understand and mitigate gaps in hand hygiene compliance. 
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