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Retained Surgical Items: Events and Guidelines Revisited 
Retained Surgical Items: Events and Guidelines Revisited 
Surgical items such as sponges, sharps, and instruments may be retained during surgery and can lead to serious patient harm.  

 

Data, Data Everywhere… Not Any Time to Think! 
The challenge in managing the potential for data overload is to determine the ideal middle ground between excessive data and insufficient information and to arrange the relevant information in a manner that supports clinicians’ cognitive processes. 
Medication Errors Attributed to Health Information Technology 
Nearly 900 medication errors noted HIT as a contributing factor in reported events. The predominant systems cited in the events were the computerized prescriber order entry system, the pharmacy system, and the electronic medication administration record. 
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Improve patient handoff communications 
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Improve patient handoff communications  Align information with patient's understanding  View 2016 annual report  Celebrate winners of "I Am Patient Safety" contest 
 
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