Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Hazardous Spills: The Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
Safe handling of hazardous drug spills is different from other healthcare spills. Exposure extends beyond patients and healthcare practitioners because nonclinical staff are often involved with containment and disposal.
Editorial: WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
The Second Global Patient Safety Challenge: Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative introduced this checklist, designed to catch omissions in the actions supporting an operation before the patient suffers harm.
Forcing Functions of Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Introducing certain forcing functions can help improve physician behavior associated with use of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing surgical site infections, according to a program undertaken at Temple University Hospital.