Topics About 'Patient Safety'.

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  1. The focus of this case study was very interesting. ChristianaCare used three different quality initiatives to improve and enhance patient care. ChristianaCare identified nursing staff felt that with the insertion of a catheter device there wa...
  2. Last night, my MSN homepage bannered a slide-show article by Peter Giffen entitled, "20 ways artificial intelligence is changing our lives." The slide-show opens with an adorable little robot looking submissive and inquisitive. He, she, or it, looks ...
  3. Brenda F. Johnson

    Personal Hygiene: An Era Gone By

    Nursing focus and objectives were the same in the early 1900s as they are now, however elementary in comparison they may seem. Safe patient care and treatment are of utmost importance and has been since nursing began. Nurses who read the questions I ...
  4. "We are short again today" - A daily phrase used by nursing staff that summarizes the consistent inadequate nursing staff ratios that healthcare facilities seem to continue to support. Inadequate nursing staffing ratios greatly diminish the likelihoo...
  5. Dealing With Error I have written about error in Why do we continue to harm patients? In that article, I give statistics about the number of people who are killed while in the hands of trusted healthcare professionals. The Joint Commission has ma...
  6. According to a study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, compassion fatigue has been defined as a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion associated with caring for patients in significant emotional pain and phys...
  7. At Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida, ICU nurse Julie Griffin worked in the 12 bed cardiovascular ICU (CVICU.) Until she was fired for refusing to take a third patient. Westside Regional Medical Center is part of HCA Health...
  8. The medical record is a permanent collection of legal documents that should supply an all-encompassing, accurate report concerning a patient's health condition. Physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians, mid-level providers and other members of ...
  9. traumaRUs

    Alarm Management Practice Alert

    How to manage the many alarms that the bedside nurse must assess? “The Joint Commission has identified alarm management as a national patient safety goal and requires hospitals to take action to reduce unnecessary alarms as a condition of accreditati...
  10. The purpose of this article is to address concerns related to the time frame allowed to administer the medications at skilled nursing facilities and the number of medication errors, especially ‘wrong time’ errors due to the apparently impossible task...
  11. Melissa Mills

    30 Safety Tips for the Home Care Nurse

    Home care nurses have a unique and rewarding job. You provide skilled care where the patient lives. You get to experience their everyday life and impact their overall health and well-being. But, there are dangers when traveling all day in and ou...
  12. Like Phil Jackson once quoted, "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team" (Jackson, 2014). How true is this quote, we all have our strengths and weaknesses that blended together with other members of...
  13. Most of us have likely searched for a bargain on an internet forum, like eBay or Craigslist. But, what about costly medications that are necessary for your health? A new study, published this month on JAMA Online, shows just how difficult it is for s...
  14. Nurses care for vulnerable populations each day. Patients might be considered vulnerable because of economic, social, or political standings or because of an illness or disability. Regardless of the reason for the patient's vulnerability, it’s the nu...
  15. UM Review RN

    The Value of Transfer Boards

    When I asked why they were not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, I was told that a sliding board is a tool that helps the caregiver 's back more than the patient. While it is true that a transfer board does cut down on back strain for caregivers, slid...
  16. As nurses, we are bound by our oath to give quality care to every single one of our patients. As we enhance the delivery of our healthcare practices with high tech, state of the art electronics and devices, alarms have been created to alert nurses of...
  17. Two nursing professionals explain the importance of staying curious and challenging the status quo to provide the best patient care. By Adrianne Duvall, DNP, APRN, CNEcl, FNP-BC and Chaney Landgraf, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN In our experiences as clinicians...
  18. Dontstressdoyourbest

    Interesting way to manage patients

    Read the the rest of the story. https://nypost.com/2019/10/11/nj-nurse-claims-co-workers-fed-patients-benadryl-to-lighten-workload/
  19. SafetyNurse1968

    Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?

    WAKING UP TO A NIGHTMARE Imagine waking up from surgery in a hospital bed - you can't move, you literally cannot speak, lift a finger or communicate that you are awake in any way. Over the next few days, as you drift in and out of consciousness, ...