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What caused errors in those lab tests your doctor ordered for you?

Surprising study finds that most mistakes don’t happen in the laboratory
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Laboratory testing is indispensable to patient care. Although it accounts for only 2% of U.S. healthcare expenditures, laboratory medicine is critical for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning and is the topic of ECRI Institute’s most recent safety study.


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Six simple ways to change your life

By Phil La Duke
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Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


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What are the limits of robots as caregivers?

Like many other countries, Japan is experiencing an increasingly elderly population and a shortage of care workers. Of course machines have been used for decades in the care of the elderly. Everyone is familiar with hoists, electric beds, wheel chairs and so on, but with computer technology the potential range of activities increases massively.


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Stop on-the-job needlestick injuries

By Andrea Parisi
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When it comes to needles, no matter the size, from the smallest 33-gauge hypodermic needle to the biggest 7-gauge needle, it’s safe to assume that no one wants to accidentally get pricked by one.


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Healthcare staff needs proper protection

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Today, the healthcare sector employs around 10% of all workers throughout the EU. More than three-quarters of them are women.


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Physically fit doctors "preach what they practice"

Feds want doctors to recommend more exercise
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It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but a new study confirms it: doctors tend to preach what they practice. In other words, health care providers who are physicially active themselves are much more likely than their sedentary colleagues to counsel their patients on the importance of physical activity.


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Disruptive behavior in health care endangers workers, patients

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When you think of disruptive behavior that occurs in a health care setting, you might think of patients or their family members. However, disruptive behavior among healthcare workers has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, to the point where the Joint Commission that accredits healthcare organizations now charges institutions who are seeking certification with the responsibility for addressing undesirable behaviors.


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CDC urges Americans to “get smart about antibiotics”

“The day when antibiotics don’t work is upon us”
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Americans are suffering from too much of a good thing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has designated this as “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.”


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The pain in Maine: 1300 workers hurt by violence on the job in 2011

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A new Maine Department of Labor report indicates that more than 13 percent of healthcare workplace injuries result from patient aggression.


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Who is your health care proxy or agent?

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In a living will, describe your choices for treatment if you become incapacitated


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