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Safety & Policy – March 2019

Safety & Policy – March 2019 Official “Do Not Use” List1 Do Not Use Potential Problem Use Instead U, u (unit) Mistaken for “0” (zero), the number “4” (four) or “cc” Write “unit” IU (International Unit) Mistaken for IV (intravenous) or the number 10...

Safety & Policy – February 2019

February – Safety & Policy   Safety – Speak Up To Prevent Infection Clean your hands … Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. Clean your hands before eating or touching food. Remind caregivers to clean...

Safety & Policy – December 2018

Safety & Policy – December 2018   Safety: No more violence to health care workers Forms of violence to health care workers Biting Kicking Punching Pushing Pinching Shoving Scratching Spitting Name calling Intimidating Threatening Yelling Harassing Stalking...

Safety & Policy – November 2018

Safety & Policy – November 2018   Safety: 2018 National Patient Safety Goals and Requirements Goal 1: Improve the accuracy of patient identification. Use at least two patient identifiers when providing care, treatment or services Eliminate transfusion errors...