• COVID-19 PHE is Extended Again, Effective October 18

    The Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra signed another order October 15 extending the national public health emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic for another 90 days. The order is effective October 18 and lasts through January 16, 2022, unless it is rescinded earlier.

  • Report: COVID-19 Continues to Undermine Hospitals’ Performance Improvement

    Transformative change is needed in access to care; supply chain management; patient throughput, or the efficient flow of patients; workforce optimization and engagement; service line enhancement or rationalization; and revenue cycle, according to Kaufman Hall’s 2021 Healthcare Performance Improvement Report.

  • PSQH: The Podcast Episode 39 – Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance

    On episode 39 of PSQH: The Podcast, Marge McFarlane, principal at Superior Performance Consultants, talks about OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and what it means for healthcare organizations. This episode is presented as part of International Infection Prevention Week in partnership with GOJO—The makers of Purell and RL Datix.

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    Infection Prevention and Control is a Team Sport

    Knowing the staggering impact increased HAIs can have on health systems only further emphasizes how critical it is for Risk Management teams to leverage the expertise and knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Antimicrobial Stewardship teams to understand and mitigate HAIs in their care populations.

  • Why Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment is Crucial to Helping Traumatized Nurses Heal

    For nurse and hospital leaders to help their nurses handle and heal from trauma, they must create a trauma-informed culture. A trauma-informed program, system, or person has a knowledge and understanding of trauma and its far-reaching effects, which, in some nurses is caused by seeing patients die; tending to patients who can’t get relief from symptoms; patient and family aggression; feeling overextended because of inadequate nurse-to-patient ratios; frustration; and helplessness, according to a 2017 study.