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Sentinel alert on tubing connectors issued by Joint Commission

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert that warned of a high risk of tubing misconnections, which can cause adverse events, when implementation of new standards for connectors begins in October. Most patients in hospitals and other health care settings will have some type of intravenous infusion, and the Joint Commission said organizational leadership is needed for safe adoption and to empower health care clinicians to report any problems as new connectors are used. Medscape (free registration) (08/21)


Qualities of mindfulness and their implications for nursing practice

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2014

USPSTF recommends interventions for overweight patients facing CVD risks

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Low-carb diets may have unhealthy outcomes, dietitians say

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Return to emergency department common for heart failure patients

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Automated EHR alerts can cut catheter-associated UTIs, study says

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 25, 2014

Some hospitals go too far with Ebola preparations

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

U.K. researchers produce spinal cord stem cells

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 28, 2014

Report urges pregnant women to avoid eating tuna

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

Study compares effectiveness of light therapy, cryotherapy in treating skin lesions

ANA SmartBrief | Aug 28, 2014


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