WSHA to host patient blood management in-person Safe Table May 16 in SeaTac

Join WSHA for a patient blood management (PBM) in-person Safe Table May 16 at The Conference Center at Sea-Tac Airport, with keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan H. Waters, who is a national expert in transfusion management, cell salvage and obstetrics. ... Read More >>

Course on prescribing treatment for opioid abuse May 25

n an effort to expand access to treatment, the Washington State Department of Health and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have sponsored courses to help providers become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and opioid use disorder. The next course is May 25 in Olympia. ... Read More >>

Health Care Without Harm to host community benefit, healthy food roundtable in Seattle June 12

Members of all hospitals across the state are invited to attend the "Community benefit and healthy food: Washington roundtable" from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle.... Read More >>

New tool to study emergency department utilization, readmissions

Researchers from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) believe that helping patients better manage uncertainty during and after an acute care episode can reduce the use of the emergency department by patients suffering from non-emergent conditions.... Read More >>

Last chance to register for the Patient Safety CEO & Trustee Summit April 30 or May 1

Now is your last chance to register for WSHA’s 2018 CEO & Trustee Patient Safety Summit April 30 or May 1. ... Read More >>

Reminder: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Saturday April 28 is the 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Unused prescription medications can be dropped off at a designated collection site between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 28.... Read More >>

Give feedback on proposed revisions to the National Patient Safety Goal on reducing risk of suicide for hospitals

The Joint Commission is revising the current National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on identifying individuals at risk for suicide based on research and feedback from experts and customers. ... Read More >>

Join us for the CEO & Trustee Summit April 30 or May 1

There’s still time to register for WSHA’s 2018 CEO & Trustee Patient Safety Summit April 30 or May 1. This year’s program will feature Dr. Joseph Betancourt, founder of the Disparities Solutions Center and a national leader in advancing health equity.... Read More >>

Can effective antimicrobial stewardship decrease risk for sepsis?

A recent study found that there was an increased risk for sepsis within 90 days of discharge among patients with high exposure to high-risk antibiotics or increased quantities of antibiotics during hospitalization.... Read More >>

Feeling blessed for our health care system

I spent last week on a medical mission in Nicaragua with my family and a team of providers, offering medical care to residents of several villages near our home base in San Ramon. It's been an annual tradition for us for the last five years, and a rewarding way to give back using my abilities as a nurse. ... Read More >>

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