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Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes

Sheri_Colberg

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association: joint position statement    By Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., FACSM, Committee Chairperson   In the midst of the latest gloomy projections on the rapidly expanding worldwide rates of diabetes mellitus, the latest research on physical activity — reported in a …

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NCPS: Taking Aim at Medication Errors, Question 2

SF: How do you minimize errors? KT: Here is some more background to better understand the basis of our program. Neither the VA nor any other health care system can or will ever be able to “eliminate all errors.” Patient safety programs focused exclusively on eliminating errors will fail….

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NCPS: Taking Aim at Medication Errors, Question 1

SF: What is the VA’s NCPS doing to change the medical safety culture so medical professionals will report all errors not just the ones that cause harm? KT: We developed a confidential reporting system that allows VA caregivers to report not only adverse events, but close calls. The NCPS staff …

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