Patient Discharge ‘Time Out’ Reduces Medication Errors
June 27, 2015 - When a patient is ready to be discharged, a nurse reviews the medications that the patient is currently taking and will need to take after he or she leaves. Ideally, this medication reconciliation process will go smoothly--and there will be no discrepancies. Of course, in the real world, discrepancies are often detected during this process, and some aren’t picked up at all.
Magnet Process Proven Valuable
June 9, 2015 - Many studies have demonstrated an association
between Magnet designation for hospitals and better outcomes for
patients and nurses. Now a study from the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has found the rigors of
completing the Magnet process have value.
Women’s Contribution to Health Care Nearly 5% of Global GDP, Yet Often Unrecognized
June 8, 2015 - A major new commission on women and health has
found that women are contributing around $3 trillion to global health
care, but nearly half of this (2.35 % of global GDP) is unpaid and
CMS Demonstration Project Producing More APRNs
June 8, 2015 - Could the future of graduate nurse education resemble the models developed by the five participants in a demonstration project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)? Perhaps.
Hospitals Nearing Deadline on Alarm Fatigue Action Plan
June 8, 2015 - The alarms are buzzing and beeping, but the clock is also ticking on patient safety goals relating to alarm management.
The New Report Cards on Patient Safety: Has Your Hospital Improved?
April 30, 2015 - The spring 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score
indicates hospitals have made statistically significant improvements in
patient safety since fall 2014, but room for improvement exists on a
number of issues.