Patient Safety

OR Today Davinder S. Ramsingh, MD With the release on May 30, 2019 of the final report from the Federal government’s Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, anesthesiologists need specific case studies on how to implement recommendations in their...[Read more]
AnesthesiologyNews.com Theresa Bowling, MD Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) have been shown to reduce costs and improve outcomes in nearly all surgical specialties, including shortening length of stay (LOS) by 30% to 50%, with similar reductions in complications and decreased readmissions...[Read more]
HealthManagement.org Nidhi Nikhanj, MD Obtaining vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in U.S. hospitals, with more than 5 million central venous catheterizations (CVCs) performed annually (Feller-Klopman 2007). Nearly 80% of critical care patients undergo CVC (Gibbs;...[Read more]
Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer at Fujifilm SonoSite HealthCare Business News While providers continue to adhere to safe, low-dose imaging protocols, we are also seeing a trend toward finding new care pathways that use ionizing-free modalities. For...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound Jim Corcoran blog
Ultrasound-guidance has proven invaluable for the regional neurosurgical center at the Salford Royal Hospital outside Manchester, England. In addition to helping to improve patient safety, ultrasound is increasingly being used to guide regional anesthesia , offering a variety of benefits...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital Review Nishant Shah, MD During the year 2030, the number of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries in the U.S. is projected to surpass 1.28 million. A recent study suggests that outpatient TKA can provide a cost savings of...[Read more]
Clinical Services Journal Dr. Jim Corcoran, Clinical Director Perioperative Care, Salford Royal Hospital Ultrasound guidance has proven invaluable for the regional neurosurgical center at the Salford Royal Hospital, outside Manchester, England. In addition to helping to improve patient safety, ultrasound...[Read more]
Anesthesiologist Dr. Frances Chow works to bring ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to British Columbia Cancer Agency , Vancouver, BC, Canada. British Columbia Cancer Agency has among the best cancer outcomes in the world, including highest of the G7 countries for childhood...[Read more]
Becker's Hospital Review Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc With the end of summer and children heading back to school and organized athletics, there will inevitably be injuries that may require a trip to the local hospital emergency room and clinicians...[Read more]
Anesthesiology News Alexis LaPietra, DO With the opioid epidemic ever present in US hospitals, emergency physicians working with anesthesiologists to manage pain in the ED setting are on the front lines of this urgent public health crisis. Alexis LaPietra, DO,...[Read more]