Providers are tightening their safety procedures to combat this relatively small but persistent problem. Massachusetts General Hospital, for example, has devised a hospital-wide initiative to cut the number to zero.
Automated dispensing cabinets may be convenient, but ECRI urges they be used with care.
19th Annual Patient Safety Congress
When: Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19, 2017
What: The NPSF Annual Congress is a unique opportunity for practitioners, leaders, and experts around the world to come together and share their knowledge. Click for more information and to register
Webinar: “Environmental Infection Prevention - Saving Lives and Saving Money”
Patient Safety Beat is published monthly by the Betsy Lehman Center, a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to catalyze the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts.