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Patient Access to Records: The Invisible Confidentiality Right

By Bruce G. Borkosky, PsyD from Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips VII

Confidentiality has been around since Hippocrates. In contrast, the patient’s right to obtain a copy of records (patient access) is a relatively recent concept. 1,121 more words

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National Patient Safety Goals for 2015

The goals listed below are the items identified by the Joint Commission for Health Care Accreditation for 2015. Each year the JC identifies the goals that it feels will help improve the levels of patient care and safety in health care organizations around the world. 630 more words

CNE For Nurses

A Look at Sepsis

Sepsis Definition

In Non-Coronary intensive care units within the United States, sepsis is the leading cause of death Current estimates place the mortality rate between 28 and 50%. 539 more words

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Medical Errors

Medical errors are preventable adverse events that result from medical care, and they are the third leading cause deaths in the US!

Medical errors include everything from adverse medication events, surgical site infections or wrong-site surgery, blood transfusion errors, falls, pressure ulcers, and other complications. 342 more words

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Missouri Occupational Therapist (OT) License Renewal & CE Info

Missouri-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) have an upcoming license renewal of June 30, 2015.

Continuing Education (CE) Required:

24 Continuing Competency Credits (CCC) are required biennially to renew. 82 more words

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Women and Heart Disease

Prevalence

Statistics have shown that since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease. It accounts for 1 in 3 female deaths each year. 225 more words

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What is MRSA?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) refers to infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that evolved to survive treatment with common antimicrobials.

Infection with MRSA often begins with small red bumps on the skin that may be mistaken for insect bites. 276 more words

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