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Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection.
All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still...
A telehealth project to improve treatment for patients at highest risk for stroke has been launched by PPAHS and supported by a BMS-Pfizer Alliance Grant
A family doctor relates the sad story of a fatal medical error that killed her friend Bob and ended up influencing her work for years to come.
Technology is changing nursing practice, making it easier to acquire patient data. One possible benefit: nurses may be freed up for more time with patients.
Routine, rigorous fetal heart rate monitoring training is key to ensuring good outcomes for moms and babies during labor and delivery.
A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
The makers of Learjet collect data & program what is learned about critical system failures in order to improve flight safety. Healthcare should do the same.
Digital distraction is emerging as a threat to patient safety & physician well-being. Patient care is a high-risk activity that requires undivided attention.
Student-run clinics provide healthcare to the poor, but also provide opportunities for students to practice their skills on people with no other options.
Nursing errors and the unmonitored use of patient-controlled analgesia led to the unexpected death of a mother's only child. It could have been prevented.
Continuous monitoring can help improve patient safety when opioids are given in the hospital but it is important not to contribute to the staff's alarm fatigue.