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Sentinel Event Alert. September 6, 2006;(37):1-3.
This alert provides risk reduction strategies to help health care facilities prepare for a sudden loss of electrical power.
Journal Article > Study
Shermock KM, Streiff MB, Pinto BL, Kraus P, Pronovost PJ. J Thromb Haemost. 2011;9:1769-1775.
In this study, investigators compared international normalized ratio measurements (INR, a measurement of blood clotting ability) obtained simultaneously on a point-of-care analyzer and a standard blood draw. Although the concordance between the two measurements met traditional quality assurance standards, the point-of-care analyzer results were systematically biased toward normal measurements, putting patients at risk of preventable adverse events due to failure to adjust anticoagulant medications appropriately.
Health IT Law & Industry Report; February 26, 2010.
This news article covers federal testimony in support of health information technology (HIT) system regulation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The piece describes safety concerns that could result from HIT and discusses potential regulatory approaches to improvement, such as third-party reporting, confidentiality, and limited liability.
Journal Article > Commentary
Gilk T. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. September/October 2006;3:16-18, 20-21.
The author discusses safety risks in the MRI suite and how suite design can mitigate these risks.