Regulations needed to compel safer hospital practices

first_img Read Full Story Patient safety expert Lucian Leape has called for the creation of a federal agency to compel safer hospital practices. He thinks regulation is the only way to effectively reduce the avoidable harm that takes place in the nation’s hospitals.“I’ll put my chips on brute force, and that is regulation,” said Leape, adjunct professor of health policy in the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Department of Health Policy and Management, at the recent Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston. Following up on his remarks in a May 13, 2013 article for HealthLeaders Magazine, he said, “We need to quit blaming and punishing people when they make mistakes and recognize that errors are symptoms of a system that’s not working right, and go figure that out and change the system so no one will make that error again, hopefully. We have to change the culture so everyone feels safety is his or her responsibility and identifies hazards before someone gets hurt.”For instance, Leape said, hospitals workers should always disinfect their hands and get immunized against influenza. “But we have no mechanism for making that happen,” he said. “If a hospital doesn’t require it, nothing happens, and that’s not right. It should be illegal….It’s incomprehensible to me that hospitals can continue to not follow practices that are known to make a real difference.”last_img read more

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Results from the Roseau Valley Basketball League Playoffs

first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Share On Wednesday April 11th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the R.C. Bullets by a final score of 79-68 pts, in game 1, of a best-of 3 quarter final. Both teams made the play-offs after struggling in the final games, to get in. The game began extremely poorly, with both teams struggling to get points, and scored only a combined 12 points, in 6 minutes. The game did begin to pick up some pace in the ending of the 1st quarter, going into the 2nd. Both teams continued to trade baskets but the sharks had opened up a 10 point lead within the 1st half, but it was brought down to 5 points at the end of the half. At the beginning of the 3rd quarter the sharks walked all over the bullets, as they had no answer. Bernard Mills tried his best to keep the bullets in the game, as he was without his favourite comrade, Garth Joseph, who will not be available for the entire playoffs. The Sharks continued to dominate the game, both offensively and defensively, and closing out with a very comprehensive 11 point win. Top performers for Sharks were; Mathias “Bagalaw” Douglas – 27 pts, 5 reb, 2 asts, 2 blks, Clinton “Boogie” Charles – 20 pts, 2 asts, Ray Charles – 11 pts, 3 reb and Craig St. Rose – 10 pts, 5 reb, 8 asts.Top performers for Bullets were Bermard “Milo” Mills – 29 pts, 9 asts, 3 reb, Ian “Ehor” Brumant – 16 pts, 4 asts and Larocque St. Jean – 8 pts, 3 reb.Next games scheduled games will be on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Laudat Spartans – game 2 and Friday at 7: 30 p.m. – R.C Bullets vs. Lily Valley Sharks – game 2Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img NewsSports Results from the Roseau Valley Basketball League Playoffs by: – April 12, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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License Branch Closed Saturday Through Monday

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Don Snemis, Commissioner of the Indiana BMV announced that all license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.All license branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 14.For a complete list of branch locations and hours, visit mybmv.comlast_img

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Anthony Joshua rematch ‘will not be in UK’ – Andy Ruiz –

first_imgThe rematch between unified world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua will not happen in the United Kingdom according to the titleholder.Anthony Joshua was stunned on June 1, 2019, in New York by Ruiz.The rematch is contractually expected to happen between the duo in Briton.According to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was the “frontrunner” venue for the return bout.However, Ruiz has debunked the assertion that the fight between himself and the British boxer will not happen in the UK.He said on the Joe Rogen’s Experience “That’s not going to happen” when asked the possibility of the match being held in the United Kingdom.He added: “We have been going back and forth, my team and their team. I’d love to have it back at Madison Square Garden to run it back.“The Staples Center [Los Angeles], Las Vegas would have been great too.”Ruiz, 29, has also cleared the air on the likelihood that the fight will not happen to say on the emphasis that the bout will “definitely” happen this year.“I don’t think we will be changing too much,” he added. “Just exactly what we did for the last one is what we will be doing, just more intense.“I’m willing to fight anybody, as soon as I win the rematch. Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder – anybody.”American-born Ruiz, who fights under a Mexican flag as a result of his heritage, says he has watched the fight “about 30 times” and revealed his life has transformed since the win.“A lot of people didn’t know we were struggling a lot even before this fight,” he said. “I was with Top Rank [promoters] and not getting a lot of fights.I had one more fight left with them and they didn’t want to let me go so I had to pay the contract off. Everything turned around so quickly.“From having nothing to wanting something in life is big motivation, especially me – I have five kids.It feels nice getting the stuff I always wanted, seeing famous people having nice stuff, now I can get it for myself, my family, kids, and mother.” Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

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7-year-old laid to rest following horrific accident

first_imgA seven-year-old boy was laid to rest on Thursday after he was killed in an accident on Tuesday in Essequibo.Jagdesh Mohanlall, a Primary One student from Aurora Primary School, was paid glowing tributes as he was laid to rest in the presence of scores of family Scenes from the funeral of Jagdesh Mohanlallmembers, friends, and residents.According to his uncle, he was going to purchase kite paper on Tuesday when he met his demise.He was struck down by motor car PNN 9465 driven by a businessman of Hibernia, Essequibo Coast.Jagdesh is survived by his father, Balram, who cared for him after his mom died.last_img read more

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The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa has it all wrapped up for the festive season

first_imgFestive fun is on the way at The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Letterkenny, as bookings are now being taken for the last remaining two popular Christmas party events.This warm and welcoming, award-winning four star Donegal hotel is renowned for its award-winning food, charm and beautiful cosy snugs, allowing guests to sit back, relax and get into the Christmas spirit.Seasonal celebrations kick off in style this December, beginning with the Young at Heart Christmas Party on Wednesday 7th December. The afternoon bash includes a scrumptious lunch at 1pm followed by bingo, music and entertainment, all for only €18.50pp. On Friday 9th December, the Woodlands Suite opens its doors to the last remaining Christmas Party Night, a festive night to remember. A candlelit drinks reception kicks off the christmas party night, before guests indulge in a four course festive gourmet dinner and dance the night away with the amazing Pat Gallagher Band and a late night disco, all for only €29.95pp.Partygoers can add overnight B&B to their package on the Friday date for €35pps. There is only one night remaining for this event, so make sure to book tickets soon in order to secure your spot at the award winning Silver Tassie.There will be no shortage of Christmas cheer at The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa this year, for reservations or further details please call a member of the team today +353 74 91 25619 or visit www.silvertassiehotel.ie.  The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa has it all wrapped up for the festive season was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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