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Reflections on Patient Safety Awareness Week

Every year, the healthcare industry recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week to inspire and activate healthcare professionals around the world to improve patient and workforce safety.

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New study demonstrates the threat of respiratory compromise

A new study published in the Journal of Critical Care found that occurrences of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) on general care floors may be more common than previously documented.1 The PRODIGY study, which included 1,500 patients across 16 sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia, confirmed that OIRD occurred in 46 percent of patients.

Rethinking the Mission of Health IT

Re-Imagining the mission of patient safety technology

Before the mainstream adoption of today’s digital healthcare technologies, nurses relied much more on their senses, clinical training and instinct to monitor patients. Devices played a secondary role, as an aide to the nurse.

Creating the Foundation for Real-Time Healthcare

Why the difference between continuous surveillance and patient monitoring matters

Here is where we get into an issue of semantics. In a forthcoming concept analysis to be published by the HIMSS Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), I argue that clinicians often use the terms ‘monitoring’ and ‘surveillance’ interchangeably.

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Takeaways from the 2018 AARC Conference

Just returned from the 2018 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress, in Las Vegas, where we demonstrated the clinical surveillance capabilities of our Bernoulli One™ platform; engaged in energetic conversations with hundreds of respiratory care professionals; and attended a number of in-depth education sessions that drove the advancement of patient quality and safety. Here are the significant takeaways we drew from the Congress.