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Award Season

In Patient Safety on August 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission are accepting applications for the 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The awards recognize individuals, healthcare organizations, professional associations and healthcare collaboratives that are making significant contributions in improving the safety and quality of patient care.

Application forms for the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards are available at http://www.jointcommission.org and http://www.qualityforum.org. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2011.

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Child dies at urgent care clinic

In Patient Safety on August 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Apparently the closest children’s hospital was 30 miles away. Most of these procedures in a 6 yr old would be done there in the OR under anesthesia.
I can’t imagine what was done with the lidocaine but it seems a clinical guideline would have prevented this tragedy. Also children’s care is a specialty and there should be tighter control on the expertise required to treat them.

Full story http://www.wsbtv.com/news/28698655/detail.html

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