"This crisis needs to be addressed at the highest levels sooner rather than later, and we applaud the
Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are complications that a patient may develop during a stay in a hospital or medical facility. To reduce this patient risk, many leading hospitals now mandate that their physicians adopt proven best practices. As an example, the
Mandavia asserted that, "Central Venous Catheter (CVC) insertion can be risky. Both mechanical complications, such as a pneumothorax, or a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) can occur during the procedure. An iatrogenic pneumothorax is deemed a high cost and preventable event at many hospitals and healthcare systems and, as of
Haney Mallemat, MD, an emergency and critical care physician in
During the hearing, several testimonials were given emphasizing the importance of evidence-based protocols and well-trained healthcare professionals in reducing the risk of patient harm and even deaths.
Recognizing these needs, FUJIFILM SonoSite recently announced the availability of a new patient-safety program, called The SonoSite Solution for Safer Central Venous Catheterization that was specifically designed to help hospitals reduce complications during CVC insertion.
The SonoSite Solution is designed to be a collaboration between SonoSite and the healthcare provider. The objective is to provide a ready-made, but highly modifiable and scalable, clinical pathway to reduce CVC-insertion complications that can be prevented and may contribute to higher rates of mortality. The program is rooted in quality-improvement science and includes the support of
SonoSite developed the program with the belief that real improvements in patient safety come not only from developing medical devices that may be used for this effort, but also in working closely with providers to elevate care delivery through education and process improvements.
SonoSite is a corporate council and Stand Up for Patient Safety member of the
For information on SonoSite Solutions: www.sonosite.com/solutions. About
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