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The Terror of Medical Errors – Healthcare Purchasing News August 2018 Issue

Addressing the pain and expense of never events By Valerie J. Dimond – July 22, 201814969   Never events — serious, preventable medical errors that leave patients with debilitating injuries, life-threatening infections and worse — are considered mostly rare occurrences. But they still happen. Just over 20 percent of Americans surveyed last September by the …

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Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Related Patient Injury: FDA Safety Communication

Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Related Patient Injury: FDA Safety Communication   Date Issued: May 29, 2018 Audience: All health care professionals involved in surgical procedures, including: surgeons, surgical technicians, anesthesiologists, anesthesiologist assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), physician assistants, nurses, etc. Health care facility staff responsible for patient safety and risk management. Purpose: The …

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Jackson Medical’s GloShield Leads the Way in Making “Never Events” Obsolete in the Operating Room

Overheating lighting instruments coupled with human error are a leading cause of intraoperative fires and patient burns. The healthcare system refers to these as “never events” so they should never happen, right? But, data suggests that they occur more than twice a day. This was a red flag for co-founders James Rains and Kamil Makhnejia. …

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