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The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005: An Introduction

Author Spotlight: Tracy Chamblee Phd, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPPS, CPHQ, FCNSPatient Safety & Quality ExecutiveIn the U.S., healthcare is a highly regulated industry. From the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), numerous laws, rules, regulations, etc., that are designed to protect public wellbeing.Another key law to understand is the Patient Safety...

Mental Health Awareness Month: Why Mental Health Matters

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which brings awareness to mental health issues that we all face. During this month, it is important to take stock of our mental health as well as study up on how to combat the everyday stresses. What is Mental Health? Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can affect how...

Asthma411 Social Media Contest

Asthma 411 will be running a social media giveaway contest through May 27.It's easy to enter: 1. Follow us on Facebook AND Instagram: @Asthma4112. Comment "followed" on the pinned post.We will then randomly select a lucky winner to receive an Asthma 411 swag bag and t-shirt.Help us continue to help children breathe better! Facebook Instagram Prize Basket:

Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 16: Rural Digital Literacy

In this episode, learn how rural librarian Dianne Connery became a community advocate in Pottsboro, Texas. In this retirement community, many residents cannot utilize technology for information/education. Find out how this community pioneer meets the needs of rural community members and the impacts of her efforts.

Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 15: Preventing Harm from Opioids with Dr. Emanuel George

In this episode, Dr. Emanuel George, an Associate Professor in the HSC College of Pharmacy, contrasts the differences between opioid and non-opioid pain medications and introduces non-pharmacologic methods for pain management.