HRC Alerts

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HRC Alerts is a service of ECRI Institute's Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) System. New Alerts are posted every Wednesday and delivered directly to members' inboxes. Each weekly issue contains summaries of news, recommendations from ECRI Institute experts, and links to related HRC resources on the most important developments in topic areas that matter to healthcare risk managers, including:

  • Patient Safety
  • Worker & Environmental Safety
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Standards & Guidelines
  • Hazards & Recalls
  • Professional Development
  • Industry and Consumer Healthcare News
  • ECRI Institute News

If you are not a member of the HRC System, you will be unable to open the links to other HRC resources listed in the Alerts.

 Sample Risk Management Alerts

 

 

Not So Sweet: Popular Sugar Additive May Have Fueled Spread of C. difficilehttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts011018_Sweet.aspxNot So Sweet: Popular Sugar Additive May Have Fueled Spread of C. difficile1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM ​A popular sugar additive could have fueled epidemic strains of Clostridium difficile, according to a January 3, 2018, study​ in Nature.
Are MRI Procedures Safe for Patients with Legacy Implanted Cardiac Devices?https://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts011018_MRI.aspxAre MRI Procedures Safe for Patients with Legacy Implanted Cardiac Devices?1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM ​Undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a legacy cardiac device is not associated with any long-term clinically significant adverse events, according to a D​ecember 28, 2017, study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
New Toolkit Gives Surgical Centers Tools to Battle Infectionhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts010308_Toolkit.aspxNew Toolkit Gives Surgical Centers Tools to Battle Infection1/3/2018 12:00:00 AM ​The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has rolled out a new toolkit for hospital surgical units aimed at preventing surgical site infections. Based on the experiences of frontline care providers in about 200 hospitals nationwide and their successes in preventing such infections, the toolkit contains two guides with supplementary materials and 15 instructional modules.