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Preoperative Screening and the Influence on Cancellations and Transfers: An Ambulatory Surgical Facility Collaboration 
Preoperative Screening and the Influence on Cancellations and Transfers: An Ambulatory Surgical Facility Collaboration 
The Authority conducted a collaborative improvement project with 11 Pennsylvania ASFs, and reductions in transfer rates and day-of-service cancellation rates were observed. Interventions included implementation of a standardized checklist. 

 

Peripheral Vascular Catheter–Related Infection: Dwelling on Dwell Time 
Pennsylvania data indicates that patients are at risk for peripheral vascular catheter (PVC)–related bacteremia after a PVC is in place for more than 72 hours. Waiting for clinical indication of infection to resite a PVC may lead to prolonged dwell times. 
Quarterly Update on Wrong-Site Surgery: Queries and Responses 
Ten wrong-site procedures were reported in Pennsylvania operating suites from October through December 2013. Near-miss reports continue to demonstrate both areas of continued weakness and the effectiveness of the evidence-based best practices. 
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Evaluate falls to address facility challenges 
Identify errors associated with opioids 
PSO participation delayed until 2017 
Click here to view poster winners 
Evaluate falls to address facility challenges  Identify errors associated with opioids  PSO participation delayed until 2017  I Am Patient Safety Poster Contest Winners 
 
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