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Just Published: New Research Paper on Reducing Fire and Burn Risk in the OR

Thermal burn injury and operating room fires pose significant risks for surgical patients, healthcare staff and healthcare systems. Decreasing the incidence of these events relies upon continued surgeon and staff education, prevention efforts and product safety initiatives. Recently, a new research paper was published in Surgical Endoscopy that examines the fire and burn risks in …

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Year-End Review: Top Patient Safety Goals for 2021

It’s more important than ever that hospitals and healthcare facilities provide optimally safe environments for patients. Patient safety is central to providing consistent and quality healthcare services, while protecting healthcare facilities from costly liability claims and financial losses. Implementing system-wide protocols, creating a just culture of transparency, and improving the accuracy and consistency of adverse …

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4 Key Benefits of Reporting Adverse Events, and the Perils of Under-Reporting

There’s little doubt that patient and surgical safety are primary considerations for all healthcare facilities. But in an era when healthcare systems lack uniform standards for reporting adverse events, there remain significant barriers to using this data to make systematic improvements. Adverse events run the gamut, from HAIs and wrong-site surgery to fires in the …

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How to Implement Safety Protocols into Surgical Settings to Enhance Compliance Rates

Surgical safety is a pressing issue for healthcare providers across the globe. Beyond the primary concern of all surgical facilities — ensuring that patients remain safe in your care — compliance issues and hospital reputation tie directly into a healthcare facility’s bottom line. From Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to avoidable fines, compliance issues can significantly …

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Can Face Shields Protect Teachers and Service Industry Workers From COVID-19?

Face shields may not just be for healthcare workers anymore. While they’ve become a common sight in the offices of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals, face shields can provide added protection and other benefits that may be ideal for teachers, service industry workers and even the general public.   Face Shields Enter the Spotlight …

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Kamil Makhnejia Named as Georgia Tech Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Honoree

New program launches to recognize the achievements of Georgia Institute of Technology alumni who are improving the human condition while under the age of 40. ATLANTA, JULY 15, 2020 — The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has announced 40 distinguished honorees who have innovated industries and positively impacted communities across the globe. In its first year, …

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