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The New Nosocomial Conditions

Dr. David Edward Marcinko; FACFAS, MBA


Did you know that “never-events” are also being called “hospital acquired conditions”; in some cases? 


Terms and Definitions 


Below is the list of conditions that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) selected in its FY 2008 final rule: 


  • Serious Preventable Event — Object Left in Surgery
  • Serious Preventable Event — Air Embolism
  • Serious Preventable Event — Blood Incompatibility
  • Catherther-associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Pressure Ulcers (Decubitus Foot Ulcers)
  • Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection
  • Surgical Site Infection — Mediastinitis after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Hospital-Acquired Injuries — Fractures, Dislocations, Intracranial Injury, Crushing Injury, Burn and Unspecified External Causes




You might say “nosocomial”; but I may say “hospital-acquired” when it comes to infections. And so, is this a linguistic technique to take some of the legal-liability and “sting” out of “never-events” terminology?


Does a term-of-art really matter to the affected patient? Suppose you were the patient?  How many podiatry mistakes are related to a lack of informed-consent? 




Please comment and opine? 


Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA is available for medical seminars or other speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com  or Bio: www.stpub.com/pubs/authors/MARCINKO.htm

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Written by Editor-in-Chief

July 15, 2008 at 1:54 am

Posted in Hospital Risks