Perception is reality: how patient safety affects patient experience

Mar 4, 2020

Patients’ perceptions of care As healthcare moves towards a more patient-centric approach, it is important to understand the patient experience during their care. According to The Beryl Institute, patient experience is, "The sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influences...

Caring for and ensuring the safety of patients undergoing chemotherapy

Feb 3, 2020

Introduction Since its introduction in the 1940s, chemotherapy has been the single most widespread and successful treatment regime against cancer. Chemotherapeutic drugs work by destroying cancer cells, either localised in tumors or spread all over the body.  Other than some new-age ones, most chemotherapeutic...

Find out a more personal experience of BD in the Journal of Perioperative Practice

Jan 15, 2020

The Journal of Perioperative Practice showcases a more personal experience of BD, and our continued investment in patient safety, collaboration, training and education to help deliver the best outcomes for patients and care providers.Proactively sought by the...

New year’s resolution: keep patients safe in 2020

Jan 14, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Time to set new year’s resolutions: quit smoking; lose weight; eat better.Change is not always easy. But at BD, we believe that it is time to make a change in healthcare.A change of attitude. A change in culture.For this new year's, we decided to set only one...

The combat against AMR: fighting on all fronts

Nov 18, 2019

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is 18–24 November 2019 European Antibiotic Awareness Day is 18 November 2019 An interview with Adam Zerda, Director of AMR Strategy & Development, BD Global Health   Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is being addressed by the public sector and nongovernmental...

Neonates in intensive care: how safer staff processes can help protect the most vulnerable patients from harm

Mar 15, 2019

1 in 4 patients who contract early-onset neonatal bacterial infections die1 28% of NICU adverse events are healthcare-acquired infections2 Only 9% of NICU patients wear identification bands2 Neonates are a vulnerable population whose...

When you think of fighting antimicrobial resistance, who comes to mind?

Nov 8, 2018

Healthcare professionals? Public officials? Or patients? The truth is each one plays a role.   Healthcare professionals: Could ensure the proper diagnosis of bacterial infections before prescribing antibiotics Could target specific bacteria with...

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