PSQH: The Podcast Episode 79 – Data-Driven Recommendations to Improve Medication Safety
On episode 79 of PSQH: The Podcast, Susan Montminy, risk management director at Coverys, talks about how to reduce medication safety risks and improve patient safety.
Nursing Grant Could Be a ‘Total Game Changer’
The IHP’s Nursing Expansion Grant is one of 25 totaling more than $78 million that the labor department recently awarded to nursing programs in 17 states to address critical staffing challenges and to strengthen and diversify the workforce.
Empower Nurses to Reduce Medication Administration Risks
Adverse events pose risks to patients and can heighten feelings of stress nurses already face. A recent study of nurse-related malpractice claims indicated that 47% involved a patient death or a high level of injury and accounted for 77% of the nursing indemnity paid. Overall, nursing events were 13% more costly than non-nursing events.
National Nurses Week Resources from PSQH
As National Nurses Week wraps up, we want to salute the valuable and courageous work done by nurses at all levels of care. We highlighted the efforts of nurses this week and will continue to do so. Thanks to our partner, Drexel University, this week for their support.
PSQH Quick Poll 2023: Taking the Pulse of Nursing’s Impact on Patient Safety
As part of National Nurses Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how nursing impacts patient safety and healthcare quality. The Quick Poll had a total of 211 respondents. The PSQH Quick Poll is presented in partnership with Drexel University.
As Nursing School Enrollment Declines, Healthcare Staffing Concerns Rise
For the first time in 20 years, enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs decreased by 1.4%, and declines continue to occur in master’s and PhD programs, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
One-Fifth of Nurses Intend to Leave the Workforce by 2027
The study is considered to be the most comprehensive and only research in existence uncovering the alarming data reflecting the pandemic’s far-reaching and distressing implications for the healthcare system. The research was gathered as part of a biennial nursing workforce study conducted by NCSBN and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.
Share Your Insight on Nursing and Patient Safety
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a brief survey that looks at nursing’s impact on patient safety.
Nurse Practitioner Role Named ‘Best Job That Helps People’
The annual rankings noted that these jobs “enhance people’s well-being and help them accomplish their personal goals, big or small.” The publication had previously ranked the NP profession first on its “2023 Best Health Care Jobs” list, second on its “100 Best Jobs of 2023” list, and second on its “2023 Best STEM Jobs” list.
Just 40% of Healthcare Workers Think Their Workplace is Well Prepared for an Active Assailant
Of the nurse respondents, 81% are concerned about patients becoming violent, which is understandable given that 59% of them reported a dangerous event at their workplace, according to the Healthcare Worker Safety Survey conducted by Motorola Solutions, which specializes in video security and access control.