May 2010 Roundup

The first of many of these that I need to post in order to have a snowball’s chance in hell of catching up…

In savory recipes, Pappardelle with Spiced Butter from 101 Cookbooks, Cheddar Ale Potato Soup from 28 Cooks, Blackberry Vinaigrette from $5 Dinners, Perfectly Seared Scallops and Pasta from A Feast for the Eyes, Cumin-Spiced Pork Sliders with Peach-and-Sriracha Citrus Salsa from A Food Coma, Rosemary Focaccia from Above an Italian Restaurant, Spinach and Bacon Souffle from Adventures in the Pioneer Valley, Egg Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Chives from Always Order Dessert, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Garlic Aioli and Herbs from Amuse Bouche, Seafood Gratin and Spicy Shrimp Po’ Boys from Annie’s Eats, Grilled Chile Lime Chicken and Eggplant Rollatini from Beach Eats, Skillet Lasagna from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen, Sweet ‘n’ Sticky Baby Back Ribs and Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Nuggets from Black Girl Chef’s Whites, Tag Team Skillet Gnocchi Casserole from The Blog That Ate Manhattan, Seared Scallops with Creamy Spring Ramps from Burp! Where Food Happens, Chili los Mariscos from Cara’s Cravings, Ina Garten’s Chicken Pot Pie from Carly’s Kitchen, Grilled Tandoori Chicken and Poutine with Mushroom Gravy from Closet Cooking, Matt’s Breakfast Tacos from Coconut & Lime, Chipotle Cheeseburgers from Cooking with Court, Southwestern Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing from The CookMobile, Apple and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops from Crepes of Wrath, Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup from Culinary in the Country, Loosemeat Sandwich from eatingclub vancouver, Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Sumac from eCurry, Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers and Steak, Anaheim Chile, and Scallion Tacos with Guacamole and Cotija Cheese from For the Love of Cooking, Turkey, Chourico and Bacon Kabobs from Full Bellies, Happy Kids, 10-Minute Shrimp and Tortilla Soup from girlichef, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from guinnah, Risotto Cake with Crispy Ramps from Herbivoracious, Guacamole Bread from Lobster and Fishsticks, Easy Tuna Casserole from Lynda’s Recipe Box, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from mimi on the move, Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork from mocha me, Mini Souffles with Fontinella and Black Forest Ham from More than Food, Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Greens & Mustard Vinaigrette and Swiss Chard & Sun-Dried Tomato Skillet Mac from Perrys’ Plate, Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu from Pink Parsley, Aunt Trish’s Salad Dressing and Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Apricot Sauce from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Asian Turkey Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Serious Eats, Baby Beet Greens with Lardons and Red Wine Vinegar from she’s in the kitchen, Spring Succotash from Simply Recipes, Butterflied Stuffed Rack of Pork from Thibeault’s Table, and Chinese-Style Blood Orange Chicken from What We’re Eating.

In sweet recipes, Strawberry Almond Cream Tart from Above an Italian Restaurant, Strawberry Panna Cotta from Ambika’s Kitchen, Pistachio Creme Brulee from Bonbini!, Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes from CookiePie, Scrummy Carrot Cake from The English Kitchen, Goat Butter Honey Caramels with Sea Salt from Flavorista, Bourbon Peach Bread Pudding from Inn the Kitchen, Snickerdoodle Pie from Jenny Mac’s Lip Smack, Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Lemons & Love, Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries and Syrup from No Fear Entertaining, Vanilla Custard Strawberry Tart from Not Derby Pie, Mixed Berry Scones with Meyer Lemon Glaze from Peanut Butter and Julie, Pancakes with Raspberry Coulis and Mascarpone Whipped Cream from The Pink Peppercorn, Mini Lime Cheesecakes from The Sporadic Cook, and Pistachio-Cherry Gratin from Zen Can Cook.

List update; NQF issues new serious events report. go to website jaundice in newborns

Modern Healthcare June 20, 2011 Byline: Maureen McKinney New evidence about the gravest healthcare errors and where they occur has driven the National Quality Forum to update its list of “serious reportable events” for the first time in five years.

The NQF’s Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare report, used by many state organizations as a tool for public reporting of adverse events such as wrong-site surgery, patient falls and late-stage pressure ulcers, was first released in 2002 and last updated in 2006. A newly revised list includes new events and addresses patient safety in settings outside of hospitals.

“The first two iterations focused on accountability among hospitals, and it was becoming increasingly clear that was a small part of the safety picture,” said Dr. Gregg Meyer, senior vice president for quality and patient safety at 907-bed Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and co-chair of the NQF committee that produced the updated report.

The latest list, which is open for public appeals until July 12, features 29 serious reportable events, four of which are new. For instance, one of the new events focuses on patient injury or death associated with the introduction of a metallic object into the area where an MRI is being performed.

“We knew anecdotes about this happening back in 2002,” Meyer said, “but we did not appreciate the scope. Now with new evidence, we know this is a problem.” Other newly added events include patient injury or death resulting from the loss of a biological specimen, and death or injury of a newborn baby associated with labor and delivery in a low-risk pregnancy.

Some of the adverse events that made the list in 2006 have been incorporated into other, broader categories, Meyer added. One event–death or serious disability associated with failure to identify and treat jaundice in newborns–was removed from the list because it will now be covered by a fourth new adverse event that addresses failure to follow up on test results. go to website jaundice in newborns

“We tried to put like concepts together,” Meyer said.

Other events remained on the list but with changes. The 2006 list contains a serious reportable event, for example, related to infants being discharged to the wrong person. But in the newest list, that event reads: “Discharge or release of a patient/resident of any age, who is unable to make decisions, to other than an authorized person.” That change reflects the focus on other settings of care, such as skilled nursing facilities, office-based practices and ambulatory surgery centers, Meyer said.

Sally Tyler, a health policy analyst with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and co-chair of the NQF’s serious reportable events committee, praised the expanded focus on nonhospital settings.

“The inclusion of three new settings for the serious reportable events represents a significant stride forward in ensuring quality across the continuum of care,” Tyler said in an NQF release. “This updated report and the work that will flow from it should inspire both healthcare consumers and purchasers to be confident that improved outcomes will result.”