It’s officially summer! The warmer months can bring picnics, barbecues, and fireworks—along with an uptick in related injuries. So, please stay safe to stay away from the emergency room!
Speaking of summer, one of the current “hot” topics is artificial intelligence (AI). What exactly is it? What can it do? Is AI always better than a human? AI researcher Dr. Avishek Choudhury answers these questions and more.
Also in this issue are our annual data analyses for acute care facilities and nursing homes. Don’t miss the latest trends in patient safety events throughout Pennsylvania. “Error related to a procedure, treatment, or test” was the most reported category last year. How does that compare to your facility?
Ever log into your electronic health record and feel nostalgic for paper charts because the interface was so hard to read? Zoe M. Pruitt et al. examine characteristics of a poorly designed visual display and provide considerations for how to improve your own system.
Zane Wolf presents an evidence-based teaching approach to raising awareness of the effects of patient harm on caregivers.
A team of researchers from Denmark assessed the feasibility of continuous vital sign monitoring at home to alleviate the shortage of inpatient beds.
Rounding out this issue are a recent safety alert related to methylprednisolone and cow’s milk components, and the winners in this year’s I AM Patient Safety annual achievement awards.
This journal was designed for our authors to freely share the important work they do to improve patient safety, and for our readers to freely receive the information, strategies, and lessons learned to make the care they provide and receive safer. Thank you to our authors, reviewers, staff, editorial board, and readers for your continued contributions.
Be safe and be well!