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Approximately 700,000 to 1 million hospital patients nationwide fall annually. An estimated one-third of those incidents result in injury, which costs an estimated $30,000 per fall.
High reliability is a perpetual buzzword and hot topic in healthcare. However, the substantial changes and hard work required to become highly reliable is often not appreciated.
Sepsis is a dangerous health condition that can be fatal if not treated quickly and appropriately. Sepsis is a progression of infection that leads to organ damage, shock and death.
National Care Transitions Awareness Day is April 16. The new observance is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and aims to increase awareness of safe and effective transitions.
Antibiotics have saved countless lives and treated bacterial and fungal infections, from minor to severe, and parasites. However, people can develop antibiotic resistance due to overuse or misuse.
Medication errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries per year in the United States. However, mistakes related to the dispensing and prescription of medication are preventable, and knowledge and good communication is often the best line of defense.

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