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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Practice of Medicine

LG Health’s low-back pain protocol significantly reduces opioid use

The number of patients who leave the Emergency Department with a prescription for opioids has dropped from 50 percent to 10 percent.

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‘Doctor shopping’ drops dramatically in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s first year

More than 93,000 providers have searched the statewide database 10 million times.

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Have an idea? Transform it into action

Submit your proposal to Penn Medicine’s Innovation Accelerator program by Sept. 5.

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From equipment malfunctions to patient falls: questions and answers on event reports

Plus: Avoid these “dangerous” abbreviations to keep your patients safe.

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Electronic prescribing of controlled substances increases patient safety and satisfaction

New option also adds convenience for providers. Look for opportunities to sign up in the coming months.

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What do an OR and a cockpit have in common?

Patient safety advocate John Nance shares lessons from the aviation industry in speech at LGH. Plus: The most dangerous phrase in medicine.

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LG Health’s Geriatric Fracture Program earns top recognition

Program improves quality and maximizes efficiency in care of geriatric fractures, a leading healthcare challenge.

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Stop the Line for patient safety

All clinical team members are empowered to speak up with concerns, regardless of position and without fear of retribution.

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The Health Services Library is here to help you

Librarians offer customized visits to demonstrate resources and explain refined services.

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