The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has announced the release of the 10th edition of its guidance on infant abductions. For Health Care Professionals: Guidelines on Prevention of and Response to Infant Abductions provides health care workers, as well as security personnel, administrators, law enforcement officials, and families, with key information regarding infant abductions, including recommendations to prevent infant abductions from health care facilities or homes and responsive actions to take if an abduction occurs.
Assisted living and nursing home staff can learn about preventing health care-associated infections with a 50-minute e-learning tool based on high reliability principles. The online module, developed by The Joint Commission with funding from AHRQ, teaches long-term care facilities to apply these principles, which can help them achieve safety, quality and efficiency goals, to prevent infections and achieve high safety performance over extended periods. The e-learning module features quizzes and a searchable database of practical resources.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to investigate outbreaks related to unsafe injection practices. According to the CDC, unsafe injection practices and knowledge gaps put health care providers and patients at risk.
The April issue of AHRQ’s Web M & M features a Spotlight Case describing a 54-year-old man with no significant medical history who went to a new primary care physician complaining of two years of progressive numbness in his hands and feet, pain, and weakness.
Looking for a way to provide information on over-the-counter (OTC) medications to your patients? Now you can send them to ISMP OTC Medicine Resources , the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ (ISMP) consumer-focused website.