Participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day April 28

As the opioid crisis continues to claim lives in our country, please consider participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Unused prescription medications can be dropped off at a designated collection site between 10am and 2pm April 28. ... Read More >>

Thank you Safe Table presenter: 4/12/2018

We were pleased to have Dr. Heather Evans from the University of Washington give a presentation at WSHA's Surgical Site Infection Prevention Safe Table April 4! ... Read More >>

National Public Health Week

April 2-8 is National Public Health Week. Spearheaded by the American Public Health Association (APHA), organizations and individuals across the country are participating in activities to build a healthier nation. Each day of the week has a different theme: behavioral health, communicable diseases, environmental health, injury and violence prevention, and ensuring the right to health.... Read More >>

DOH releases state health assessment report

The Washington State Department of Health recently released the 2018 Washington State Health Assessment report. Data shows that Washington State has similar or better health outcomes compared to the rest of the country in many key areas.... Read More >>

Buprenorphine training offered that includes waiver qualifying requirements

Under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, qualified providers can obtain a waiver separate from the Narcotics Addict Treatment Act to treat opioid dependency with Schedule III, IV and V medications, or combinations of medications approved by the FDA for that indication.... Read More >>

ALTO program proves successful at treating acute pain

The alternative to opioids (ALTO) program, developed at St Joseph’s University Medical Center in New Jersey, has proven highly successful at treating acute pain.... Read More >>

CDC releases Vital Signs on opioids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest Vital Signs infographic. You can use it to initiate conversations about opioid prescribing practices at your facility. ... Read More >>

WSHA’s response to ARRIVE trial

In February, the abstract from the ARRIVE trial — a multi-center randomized controlled trial comparing induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation with expectant management of labor in first-time mothers —was presented at the annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) conference in Dallas, Texas. ... Read More >>

Thank you Safe Table presenters: 3/22/2018

We were recently pleased to have the following WSHA members give presentations at Safe Table events!... Read More >>

AHA announces launch of innovation challenge

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced the launch of the AHA Innovation Challenge to source and spread new ideas and novel approaches for integrated care delivery and financing models designed for specific high-need, high-cost populations.... Read More >>

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