To reduce the risk of medical device tubing misconnections, international standards are being developed to replace Luer connectors for applications other than intravenous and intradermal.
Neuraxial Connector Status
The neuraxial connector standard is near completion. CHPSO continues to be the sole U.S. clinical representative for the international standards process and continues to work with manufacturers and distributors to assure the smoothest possible deployment of the new devices.
Ultrasound probe disinfection practices are constantly evolving. Attend this webinar as we discuss the latest ‘hot buttons’ of high-level disinfection of ultrasound probes, disinfection methods for various probes (TEE, endovaginal/endorectal, external), how to select a high-level disinfectant, the steps to high-level disinfect ultrasound transducers, and time and cost saving strategies.
March 24, Glendale
April 2, Sacramento A CHA members-only program
Quality patient care and employee safety are intertwined.
The ACA has elevated attention on patient safety. At the same time, special interest groups, regulators and legislators have been active and vocal about the importance of health care workplace safety. To better serve the needs of both patients and employees, hospitals are striving to create a holistic culture of safety. It’s a complicated process that requires buy-in at all levels.