Tag: Patient Safety

The Joint Commission announces new Direct Data Submission Platform

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on March 30, announced that it had contracted with Dynamic Health IT to help develop a new Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP) and electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) engine. The DDSP will facilitate submission of quality measurement data directly to The Joint Commission from approximately…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 31, 2022
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Study links COVID-19 to greater diabetes risk

Editor's Note This cohort study by researchers at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System and Saint Louis University finds that after the first 30 days of infection, COVID-19 patients have increased risks and burdens of incident diabetes and antihyperglycaemic use. A total of 181,280 COVID-19 patients in the US…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2022
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NIOSH rescinds approval for Pacific PPE N95 respirator masks

Editor's Note The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced on March 28 that it had honored a request by Pacific PPE Corp to rescind all of its N95 respirator mask approvals, effective immediately. Respirators with NIOSH approval numbers TC-84A-9278, TC-84A-9299, and TC-84A-9313 will no longer be manufactured,…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2022
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Effect of music interventions on health-related quality of life

Editor's Note In this meta-analysis, researchers from Germany and Australia find that music-making and listening interventions are associated with positive changes in health-related quality of life. The systematic review and meta-analysis included 779 participants from 26 studies. Music interventions (ie, music listening, music therapy, singing, and gospel music) were linked…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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ANA says conviction of Tennessee nurse sets dangerous precedent

Editor's Note The American Nurses Association and Tennessee Nurses Association, on March 25, released a statement saying that the conviction of a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse because of a fatal medication error made in 2017 sets a dangerous precedent. In the statement, they said: “We are deeply distressed…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of certain Celltrion USA COVID-19 test kits labeled for research use only

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on March 23, identified the recall by Celltrion USA of certain point of care DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test kits (labeled for research use only) as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because the kits were distributed to customers…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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Racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes of cancer patients

Editor's Note This multi-center study by cancer centers across the US finds that having cancer and COVID-19 is associated with worse outcomes in Black patients compared with White patients. Of 3,506 patients included in the analysis, 1,068 (30%) were Black and 2,438 (70%) were White. At the time of COVID-19…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 28, 2022
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The Joint Commission seeking comments on proposed new, revised requirements to reduce healthcare disparities

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on March 23 announced that it is developing new and revised requirements on reducing healthcare disparities for its accreditation programs. A field review is open and seeking comments on the proposed new Leadership (LD) standard LD.04.03.08 as well as revisions to the Record of Care,…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 28, 2022
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FDA: Class I recall of Philips Respironics V60, V60 Plus Ventilators

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 21 identified the recall by Philips Respironics of certain V60 and V60 Plus Ventilators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because a subset of these devices had parts that were put together using an expired adhesive.…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 28, 2022
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ECRI issues annual list of Patient Safety Concerns

Editor's Note ECRI, on March 14, issued its annual list of Patient Safety Concerns, which is dominated this year by staffing shortages and healthcare workers’ mental health that have been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, the top concerns were typically associated with clinical issues caused by…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 14, 2022
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