Health Care Quality and Safety
- Quad Council Coalition Releases 2018 Community/Public Health Nursing Competencies
In 2018, the QCC updated its C/PHN Competencies.
- Nursing's Expertise Gap
Long-held fears about a coming nursing shortage have shifted from a focus on numbers to a concern about experience.
- Nurse executives are concerned nursing shortage is impacting care--and it's only going to get worse
Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is hurting care quality and patient satisfaction.
- Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early A quarter of a million Americans die every year from sepsis, which is the body's reaction to overwhelming infection.
- Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2018 Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct patient safety initiatives can be a daunting task.
- Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation
- Depressed Nurses Make More Medical Errors Nurses in poorer health had an up to 71% higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than did their healthier peers.
- 2016-2017 MHA Keystone Center Annual Report Highlights Hospitals' Improvement to Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality
On Thursday, Oct. 26, the MHA Keystone Center released its 2016-2017 annual report, Working Together to Build a Safer Tomorrow.
- NCQA Updates Quality Measures for HEDIS 2018 Changes include seven new measures; two address opioid use
- 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.
- 7 Roadblocks to Improving Patient Safety
Eliminating such incidents requires continuous attention, Berwick says during the National Patient Safety Foundation’s annual conference
- 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
- 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.