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Health Care Quality & Safety
Health Care Quality & Safety
Can Exoskeletons Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders in Healthcare Workers?
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain a major concern for workers in the healthcare industry.
Certified professional midwives will soon need a license to practice in Michigan
Certified professional midwives will soon require a license to practice in Michigan under new administrative rules set to go into effect next month, following a nearly decade-long push from industry professionals.
Continuing Education (CE) Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses
Discharge Planning Proposed Rule Focuses on Patient Preferences
Effect of an Enhanced Medical Home on Serious Illness and Cost of Care Among High-Risk Children With Chronic Illness - A Randomized Clinical Trial
Explore your Treatment Options - It's Your Health.Explore your Treatment Options - It's Your Health.
Federal watchdog: Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term-care hospitals experienced harm
Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care facilities have experienced some type of harm as the result of their care, endangering their health and increasing Medicare costs, according to a report from a government watchdog.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety
How a certified wound care nurse improves outcomes, reduces costs
JCAHO 2016 National Patient Safety Goals
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.
Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
Nurses Learning to Embrace Their Role in Health TechnologyNurses Learning to Embrace Their Role in Health Technology
Registered nurses have long acknowledged and continue to emphasize that staffing issues are an ongoing concern, one that influences the safety of both the patient and the nurse.
Nursing's Expertise Gap
Long-held fears about a coming nursing shortage have shifted from a focus on numbers to a concern about experience.
Quad Council Coalition Releases 2018 Community/Public Health Nursing Competencies
In 2018, the QCC updated its C/PHN Competencies.
Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety
The plan illuminates the collective insights of the 27 member organizations of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, convened in 2018 by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and committed to achieving safer care and reducing harm to patients and caregivers.
Short-Staffed Nursing Homes See Drop In Medicare Ratings
The federal government accelerated its crackdown on nursing homes that go days without a registered nurse by downgrading the rankings of a tenth of the nation’s homes on Medicare’s consumer website, new records show.
Supplement Issue: Fostering Engagement and Independence: Opportunities and Challenges for an Aging Society
Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early
Technology underscores value of nursing code of ethics
In a profession continually ranked above all others for honesty and ethics, ongoing discussions about delivering quality care with strong integrity and principles is essential.
The CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare (CMS Equity Plan for Medicare) provides an action-oriented, results-driven approach for advancing health equity by improving the quality of care provided to minority and other underserved Medicare beneficiaries.
The Reality of the Nursing Crisis
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one out of five nurses will hand in their resignation one year after getting their license, and research has found that 36% of nurses are unable to care for their patients effectively because of their increasing workloads.
Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2019
The safe use of health technology—from simple devices to complex information systems—requires identifying possible sources of danger or difficulty with those technologies and taking steps to minimize the likelihood that adverse events will occur.