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ED: Model identifies high-risk procedures

This research article describes a conceptual model of emergency department patient safety that identifies clinical/environmental interventions and training/skills interventions that can make procedures done in the ED safer.  There is also a list of the most commonly performed ED procedures that identifies whether they are high-risk, medium-risk, or low-risk for patients, and the reasons why.

Source:  Pines, J.M., and others.  Procedural safety in emergency care: a conceptual model and recommendations.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety;38(11):516-526, Nov. 2012.  Click here for website where this article can be purchased: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jcaho/jcjqs/2012/00000038/00000011/art00006 (Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

 

 

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