Other timely patient safety news

1. Avoid vaccine mix-ups

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices offers strategies to avoid vaccine mix-ups when administering both influenza and COVID-19 shots this fall. The group’s advisory came after multiple reports of patients given the wrong vaccine.

2. Support clinician well-being

The National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, first formed in 2017, offers a wide variety of resources — from case studies to COVID-19 well-being strategies to burnout measurement tools — for organizations looking for ways to reduce clinician stress.

3. Ensure correct-site surgery

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority used its extensive database of adverse events and near misses to analyze more than 350 wrong-site surgery cases. The result was a 21-point list for reliable correct-site surgery.

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