Health Care Quality and Safety
- Keep Them STEADI: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Hospital-Based Settings
CDC created the evidence-based Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries initiative to help healthcare providers incorporate fall prevention into routine care for older adults.
- MedPAC considers giving hospital discharge planners bigger role in placing nursing home residents
Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents had five or more higher-quality facilities available in their area that they were not directed to by a discharging hospital, a federal panel shared last week.
- Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves.
- A 'perfect storm' superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials' attention Try as they might, the infection control specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital could not eradicate the invasive fungus that was attacking already gravely ill patients in the intensive care unit.
- New Jersey Hospital Association Institute Leads in Quality Improvement
Efforts focusing on behavioral health, sepsis earn honors
- Ohio Hospital Association Works to Reduce Sepsis Mortality State hospital association's efforts garner second consecutive Davidson honors
- How Hospitals Can Improve Their Patients' Care Experience
How hospitals can succeed by keeping customers happy
- The Long and Winding Road Toward Greater Quality and Safety Memorial Hermann and Virginia Mason health systems make big leaps in improving patient safety
- 7 Roadblocks to Improving Patient Safety
Eliminating such incidents requires continuous attention, Berwick says during the National Patient Safety Foundation’s annual conference
- Study: UV Light Helps to Eliminate Drug-resistant Bacteria
Transmission of four superbugs decreased a cumulative 30 percent
- Health system deploys copper-infused surfaces to decrease infections
Sentara's research prompted it to make copper a regular fixture in its infection control strategy
- Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations for 2017
- Hospitals Are Stepping Up Against Sepsis
Some hospitals have found that a coordinated, low-cost strategy dramatically reduces infection and mortality. It’s an approach others may want to adopt.
- Johns Hopkins opens center to reduce diagnostic errors
To address the prevalence of diagnostic errors, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore will launch the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence.
- Gaps In Care Persist During Transition From Hospital To Home
Nurse Tiffanie Abrajano and social worker Valerie Ellis were there to make sure his transition home had gone smoothly.
- What Health Care Providers Can Do About Zika Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika expert says there's still a lot unknown, but clinicians should be asking and thinking about Zika.
- Senate Bill Would Allow Nurses to Help Fight Opioid Deaths
Nationally, opioid use is a public health threat. Now the ability for nurses to help fight the epidemic has been expanded.
- A look at multidrug-resistant organisms
Prevention strategies for some common superbugs
- CMS Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
The passage of health care reform and current efforts in payment reform signal a significant transformation of the United States health care system.
- The Link Between Nursing and Quality Improvement
The winner of 2016 HRET TRUST Award says helping underrepresented students enter the health care field can boost equity of care along with diversity.
- Trigger Tool Adds Consistency to Adverse Tracking Clinicians using a trigger tool can track overall harms and specific harms over time, and learn from past incidents and assess patient safety efforts, researchers say.
- Continuing Education (CE) Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses Nurses are among the most trusted advisors and role models for families, especially on the subject of infant health and sleep safety.
- Nurse Leaders' Authority, Access to Resources Play Large Role in Patient Outcomes, Study Finds Research bolsters growing mindfulness about the impact of nurse leadership on health care, Genevieve Diesing reports from the AONE annual meeting.
- NP Care Model Drastically Lowers Heart Failure Readmissions After a new care model positively affected outcomes related to HF patients, Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey expanded the use of advanced practice nurses inside and outside the medical center.
- Eight Recommendations to Drastically Improve Patient Safety The National Patient Safety Foundation revisits 'To Err is Human' and renews the call to action for safer care.