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Health care–associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007–2012.
Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K, et al. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep 8; [Epub ahead of print].
A qualitative analysis of physician perspectives on missed and delayed outpatient diagnosis: the focus on system-related factors.
Sarkar U, Simchowitz B, Bonacum D, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:461-470.
Natural history of retained surgical items supports the need for team training, early recognition, and prompt retrieval.
Stawicki SP, Cook CH, Anderson HL III, et al; OPUS 12 Foundation Multicenter Trials Group. Am J Surg. 2014;208:65-72.
The friends and family test: a qualitative study of concerns that influence the willingness of English National Health Service staff to recommend their organisation.
Dixon-Woods M, Minion JT, McKee L, Willars J, Martin G. J R Soc Med. 2014;107:318-325.
Clinical handovers between prehospital and hospital staff: literature review.
Wood K, Crouch R, Rowland E, Pope C. Emerg Med J. 2014 Sep 1; [Epub ahead of print].
Bedside shift reports: what does the evidence say?
Gregory S, Tan D, Tilrico M, Edwardson N, Gamm L. J Nurs Adm. 2014 Sep 9; [Epub ahead of print].
The safe day call: reducing silos in health care through frontline risk assessment.
Paterson C, Miller K, Benden M, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:476-479.
Medication safety in the operating room: a survey of preparation methods and drug concentration consistencies in children's hospitals in the United States.
Shaw RE, Litman RS. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014;40:471-475.
National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.
Washington, DC: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, United States Department of Health and Human Services; September 2014.
Robotic-assisted surgery: focus on training and credentialing.
Dubeck D. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2014;11:93-101.
At surgery clinic, rush to save Joan Rivers's life.
Hartocollis A, Goodman JD. New York Times. September 9, 2014.
What's that sound? Managing alarm fatigue.
George TP, Martin V. Nurs Made Incredibly Easy! 2014;12:6-10.
Are hospitals in a med safety standard slump?
Wild D. Pharmacy Practice News. September 2014.
Smart Pump Integration: A Giant Step for IV Infusion Safety.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices. October 23, 2014; 1:30–3:00 PM (Eastern).
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Quality, Safety and Process Improvement: Building a High Performing Organization.
Brigham and Women's Hospital. September 29–30, 2014; Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA.
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.
The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.
"Talk About Your Medicines" Month.
National Council on Patient Information and Education.
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