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Articles from the Advisory
Results of the 2013-2014 Opioid Knowledge Assessment: Progress Seen, but Room for Improvement 
Quarterly Update on Wrong-Site Surgery 
As of publication, there were 14 reports of wrong-site surgery in Pennsylvania ORs during the second quarter of 2014. Analysts identified that there were 24% fewer reports in the most recent three academic years compared with the three-year baseline. 

 

Patient-to-Patient Aggression in the Inpatient Behavioral Health Setting 
Patient aggression in the inpatient behavioral health setting is a safety concern to patients and clinicians. Use of aggression assessment scales can help to identify factors placing patients at risk for aggressive behavior. 
Surgical Site Infection Prevention Utilizing Patient Screening and Decolonization 
Following a standardized protocol for screening and decolonization and fostering patient autonomy and engagement can reduce the rate of preventable infections. 
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Identify errors associated with opioids 
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Avert newborn injury through consumer tip 
Prevent the spread of flu  Identify errors associated with opioids  Final Guidance of MCARE Reporting Requirements  How to Keep Your Newborn Baby Safe from Falls 
 
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