We are pleased to introduce an array of patient safety resources designed to help UMIA clients mitigate risk and deliver better, safer care. By clicking the links at left, you'll find everything from HIPAA privacy resources to educational live and on-demand webinars to the latest issues of Brink, a lively newsmagazine published by UMIA's parent company, MMIC. We'll be adding materials regularly, so check back often!
Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). The focus area for 2014 is diagnostic error. A patient’s health journey often starts with diagnosis, but experts estimate that up to one in every 10 diagnoses is wrong, delayed, or missed completely and that, collectively, diagnostic errors may account for 40,000-80,000 deaths per year in the US.
Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees.
Citing an estimated 1 to 3 million serious infections occurring in long-term care (LTC) settings annually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new website with information and resources to help LTC facilities prevent infections.
MHA will present, Seeing Sepsis: Early Identification Saves Lives, on March 13, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. CST.
Severe sepsis and septic shock are associated with mortality rates nearing 50 percent and are one of the time critical medical emergencies similar to trauma, acute myocardial infarction and stroke. Recent randomized controlled studies have shown significant reductions in mortality by early recognition and timely application of proven therapies.