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Aligning Behavioral Health Management of Patient Aggression with State and National Initiatives 
Aligning Behavioral Health Management of Patient Aggression with State and National Initiatives 
Change to effect noncoercive care strategies requires commitment, starting at leadership. Many behavioral health facilities in Pennsylvania have aligned their approaches to noncoercive management of patient aggression with state and national initiatives. 

 

Oral Anticoagulants: A Review of Common Errors and Risk Reduction Strategies 
Pennsylvania healthcare facilities submitted 831 medication error reports associated with the oral anticoagulants warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority from July 2013 through June 2014.  
Antibiotic Stewardship in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities: Building an Effective Program 
Inappropriate antibiotic use perpetuates and exacerbates antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic stewardship programs help to ensure optimal treatment for patients with infections and may enhance the length of time antibiotics in current use remain effective. 
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Review oral anticoagulant issues 
Apply strategies to improve hand hygiene 
Assess ASF patients; track cancellations 
Patient in the Hospital? Know What You Are Eating During Your Stay 
Review oral anticoagulant issues  Apply strategies to improve hand hygiene  Assess ASF patients; track cancellations  Patient in the Hospital? Know What You Are Eating During Your Stay 
 
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