Q&A: Antibiotic Stewardship Takes Step Backward During Pandemic

The problem has been so widespread in U.S. hospitals that regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have begun requiring hospitals to establish tighter antimicrobial stewardship programs in an attempt to lower the number of infections.

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Introduction of Wireless Buzzer to Improve Efficiency in Gynecology Triage

There is increased nursing frustration due to students re-asking questions that patients already answered during nurse triage. Students interview fewer patients and often interrupt nurses due to not knowing the optimal time to arrive at patient triage. This leads to frustration and hindered learning for students while disrupting nurse and resident workflow.

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Contact-Free Continuous Monitoring

At Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a not-for-profit, 256-bed tertiary medical facility in Elmira, New York, we’ve long used traditional telemetry devices and methods in our four cardiology units to monitor patients’ vital signs. But we also wanted to give this added layer of protection to other hospital patients without incurring the costs of installing telemetry systems.

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ABQAURP News: Age-Friendly Health Systems

For older adults, healthcare can be complicated. They are more likely to experience duplication of services, multiple transitions between care settings, harm from medications, and lack of planning that incorporates the goals of patients and their families.

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How Data Analytics Will Improve Patient Care

Big data analytics strategies are maturing quickly in healthcare, outpacing numerous other industries. The reasons for this are the numerous visible and immediate benefits these technologies bring about, measurable benefits that can appear within weeks of adoption.

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Study: Using Bed Barriers Cuts Down on C. diff

The study, conducted by researchers at Xavier University in Cincinnati and Bon Secours Mercy Health Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Kentucky, achieved an almost 60% decrease in infections, which is double the nationwide reduction goal established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Healthcare Extends Into the Online Community

As consumers take more control over where they seek healthcare, they’re using their social networks to spread the news about their preferred choices. The result is that physicians are now being tasked with protecting their reputations in the digital world.

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