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Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Implementation of resident duty hours, meant to address fatigue in health care, has long been a subject of patient safety discussions. This website provides a summary of proposed changes to the current ACGME residency Common Program Requirements that shape working hours, offers rationale for the revisions.
Heparin-containing medical devices and combination products: recommendations for labeling and safety testing. Draft guidance for industry and Food and Drug Administration staff.
Federal Register. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services. Baltimore, MD: Food and Drug Administration. July 9, 2015;80:39440-39441.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission; May 17, 2011.
This announcement reveals the new National Patient Safety Goal for 2012, which aims to reduce catheter-acquired infections in hospitals.
Sentinel Event Alert. February 14, 2008;(38):1-3.
This alert provides risk reduction strategies and recommendations to minimize opportunities for failures associated with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Information Exchange System Alert. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; July 18, 2007.
This international announcement provides guidance on the safe administration of the chemotherapeutic agent vincristine.
Federal Register. April 10, 2006;71:18039-18053.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to amend good manufacturing practice to include several strategies for minimizing medical gas-related patient safety incidents. The proposal is open for public comment through July 10, 2006.
Sentinel Event Alert. January 25, 2006;(35):1-4.
This alert emphasizes the importance of reconciling medications and supports implementation of this Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' (JCAHO) National Patient Safety Goal.