“We are in an environment where underlying violence is considered acceptable. We are expected not only to survive, but turn right around, respond, and treat casualties.”
The Utah case was an example of everything that could go wrong in a law enforcement/healthcare interaction. However, these two groups often have to work closely together. And if a patient comes in who is under arrest, providers need to know the extent and constraints of the law.
Strong communication among healthcare team members has been shown to influence the quality of working relationships and job satisfaction, and clear communication about task division and responsibilities has been linked to reduced workforce turnover, particularly among nursing staff.
Nurses in poorer health had an up to 71% higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than did her healthier peers.
If there is an opportunity for improvement in any of the measures at your facility, it’s important not only to have a corrective action plan (CAP) in place for audit readiness and future safety surveys, but to ensure that the CAP is based on a root cause analysis.
Every facility wants to give the best possible care to every patient who walks through its doors, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. But wanting to help people isn’t the same as helping them or knowing what they need.
Communication issues are receiving increased scrutiny from patients and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – and your hospital could lose money if fined or sued based on such issues.
Faced with broad and profound changes in the delivery of healthcare—including declining reimbursements and new mandates to deliver value-based, personalized, and evidence-based medicine—healthcare is benefiting from the growing contributions of medical physicists.
Clinical assessment of IAD is foundational for effective prevention and management, yet it remains a challenge for bedside staff.
In the absence of adequate published guidance, Iowa researchers produce a five-tiered classification of procedures, encompassing “clean, aseptic, sterile-superficial, sterile-invasive,” and “surgical-like procedures.”