Sep 30, 2019
Learn some of the top insights shared by ISMP’s Director of Consulting Services in a recent CE course sponsored by BD. Michelle Mandrack, MSN, RN identifies common unsafe practices and at-risk behaviors associated with the preparation and administration of sterile medications that contribute to patient harm.
Sep 9, 2019
Pathogenic microorganisms can adapt to the treatments used against them, rendering many antimicrobial medications ineffective. Learn how antimicrobial stewardship programs have the potential to impact infectious disease outcomes when supported by new technologies.
Aug 5, 2019
Kelly Robke discusses highlights of a recent HIMSS panel on nursing practice, in which nurse leaders shared ideas to cultivate and support nursing innovation.
Jun 24, 2019
Managing drug shortages is often an urgent and labor-intensive process for pharmacists. Discover how inadequate management tools contribute to what has become a chronic problem in the US, generating excess costs for healthcare.
Jun 10, 2019
Challenged with investigating suspected diversion cases early in her career, BD thought leader Doina Dumitru developed a unique perspective on how to prevent these tragic events from happening in the first place. Learn why we need to get to root cause to address diversion.
Jun 4, 2019
Because hospital drug diversion has been understudied, the BD Institute for Medication Management Excellence commissioned a new national survey of more than 650 hospital executives and providers to better understand diversion perceptions, behaviors and solutions.
May 20, 2019
Vaccine-related supply chain and logistics are crucial to effective immunization programs. While their significance is often overlooked, disruptions within the cold chain can put patients at risk.
May 6, 2019
Winners of the first inaugural ANA Innovation Awards have been announced. Learn about the individual nurse and nurse-led team winners and their inspiring new ideas.
Apr 29, 2019
A fast-growing group of healthcare industry associations are working with the US government to promote information-sharing in cybersecurity and address the unique risks that come with patient interaction. Read about the newly-formed Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) and the task-force that developed a Joint Security Plan to help medical device companies achieve transparency.
Apr 22, 2019
Tracking down patient-specific meds can be a significant challenge for nursing and pharmacy alike. BD thought leaders from both departments explore simple and intuitive solutions that may help to improve the problem.