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A medical missionary serving in medically underserved rural Angola recounts beautifully this medical case of mistaken identity, driving home the point that communication and teamwork are the essence of patient safety, while at the same time describing the only “end of life care” available.

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How Do You Use Clinical Decision Support Tools?

What clinical decision support resources do you use? What's the optimal way for you to access these resources? We would greatly appreciate your feedback on this 2-minute survey.

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Creating a Culture of Safety
  euser   Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM 

Building a culture of safety is the foundational contributor to ensuring patient safety in an organization. Join Arnold Mackles as he explains how embracing a culture of safety is a constant striving by all practitioners in understanding high-risk activities and working toward safe operations in a blame-free environment. He'll also provide strategies and best practices to create and optimize your culture of safety.

After watching this video, you'll be able to:

  • Outline the characteristics of a culture of safety
  • Define the features of a "High Reliability Organization"
  • Utilize strategies to improve communication in healthcare settings
5 Strategies to Impact Maternal Mortality Rates

While national maternal mortality rates have steadily risen over the past 20 years, recent studies report that approximately 50% of maternal death is preventable. Lynn Hill, RN, BSN, IBCLC, C-EFM, proposes five strategies that OB departments need to collectively implement to facilitate outcome improvement. 

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