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Simmons-Ritchie D. Penn Live. November 15, 2018.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.
Drawn curtains, muted alarms, and diverted attention lead to tragedy in the postanesthesia care unit.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 21, 2013;18:1-3.
This newsletter article discusses factors that contributed to the death of a patient in an ambulatory surgery center and recommends improved monitoring practices and alarm management in post-anesthesia care units.
Alexander M. Reader's Digest. June 2007.
This article reports on the potential for medical errors to occur during the night shift and the factors that contribute to these mistakes.
Tugend A. New York Times. September 17, 2005;Business/Finance section:9.
This article discusses concerns about nurse shortages and why a patient or family might consider retaining a private-duty nurse for a hospital stay.