VIEWS: 3 PAGES: 3 CATEGORY: Medicine POSTED ON: 6/13/2010
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest LLC (“ProQuest”) supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
«Continued from page 11 about other adverse events and near misses. initiated. “Though not surprising, this under-reporting was disap- Through August 2007, 15,524 surgical patients were reported pointing,” the authors wrote. “During the study period, interventions including 957 (6.2 percent) adverse events and 34 (0.2 percent) aimed at increasing reporting had little effect.” A presentation from anonymous reports. “The automated pattern recognition system the department chair regarding what constitutes an adverse event and helped identify four event patterns from morbidity and mortality the importance of tracking complications produced an initial spike in reports and three patterns from anonymous/near-miss reporting,” the reporting that was short-lived. authors wrote. “After multidisciplinary meetings and expert reviews, the patterns were addressed with educational initiatives, correction of Conclusion systems issues and/or intensive quality monitoring.” For instance, The authors concluded that an online event tracking system “should recurring errors in chest tube placements and nurse-to-physician be incorporated into all surgery departments irrespective of whether communications were detected and managed. the department is associated with a residency program; however, this The events entered into the online system also were compared is just one component of what should be a larger quality improve- with hospital databases to assess the completeness of reporting. Only ment effort,” the authors concluded. “An online event tracking system 27.2 percent (264 of 970) of readmissions and 41.6 percent (89 of is a feasible, promising and potentially powerful initiative to improve 214) of inpatient deaths were reported into the system; there was no surgical safety in the United States.”I change in monthly adverse reporting rate when the online system was Source: JAMA/Archives Journal Researchers Demonstrate a New Model for Drug Discovery with a Fluorescent Anesthetic n use for more than 150 years, general action, a missing component that has and the Austin Lamont Professor of I anesthetics are one of medicine’s greatest advances and yet there is still much to be learned about them. A collaboration of hindered anesthetic research. Researchers confirmed the compound as anesthetic after testing it successfully in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Penn’s School
Pages to are hidden for
"Researchers Demonstrate a New Model for Drug Discovery with a Fluorescent Anesthetic"Please download to view full document