Every day sick patients are treated in hospitals with broad spectrum antibiotics while their physicians wait days for culture results to identify infectious pathogen susceptibility to confirm or revise the treatment protocol. Unfortunately, many of these patients (especially those with sepsis) do not survive long enough to receive the precise life-saving drug and/or dosage needed. […]
Watch Russ Nassof discuss Reducing Risk and Liability for Vascular Clinicians Under the ACA and Other Regulations, as presented at various healthcare conferences around the USA.
I travel every week. It is one of those negatives that comes along with living in a beautiful state like Arizona where sometimes it seems as if the only business that goes on is centered around golf, hiking, or getting a nice tan.
Everyone who has ever stepped foot into a healthcare facility as either a patient or a visitor has undoubtedly witnessed the numerous patients attached to long lines of plastic tubing usually extending from the arm and connected to some type of plastic bag dispensing medication or some other vital necessity. In most cases, these devices […]
Prevention of adverse events in healthcare has rightfully become a cornerstone of progressive risk management and has been assuming greater importance every year. It is interesting that this focus on preventing adverse events in healthcare is relatively new and is now being increasingly linked with reimbursements and liability.
Studies have shown that many building water systems in the United States are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and, in fact, disease outbreaks which can be traced to contaminated water happen with incredible frequency worldwide affecting thousands of people.
So I have a new responsibility at work which now involves not only doing my regular job which often takes up 12 hours of every day but I am now tasked with the arduous responsibility of writing something called a blog for my company. As a late baby boomer I cannot profess complete ignorance of […]
I was lucky. I received my first phone call about what was then called toxic black mold in 1996 right about the time Melinda Ballard (the woman who made mold the issue it ultimately became before she appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine section in full respirator and protective gear) found […]
Wildfire activity has increased worldwide in terms of frequency, severity, and acreage burned. In the United States, the number of acres burned as a result of wildfires has actually doubled since 1960 and each year the fire seasons grow longer, more severe and more extensive.