The Joint Commission will only track the number of C-sections done on nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex (NTSV) births—procedures performed on first-time mothers carrying a single baby that has its head facing down at the onset of labor.
The report called for significant changes in nurses’ roles, responsibilities, and education to meet the increased demand for care and to make improvements to the healthcare system.
According to the survey, the 2018 State of the Nurse Practitioner Profession, almost 70% of respondents hold a certification in family care, 12% hold a certification in adult care, and six percent hold a certification in adult-gerontology care. Only four percent of respondents have a certification in pediatrics.
ECRI Institute’s 2019 list of concerns addresses systemic issues facing health systems, such as behavioral health concerns, clinician burnout, and skills development. Mobile health technology, number four on the list, opens up a world of opportunities by transporting healthcare to the home, but also presents potential risks.
Despite clear guidelines saying providers should screen for depression and provide follow-up and treatment, it’s the fourth least-reported measure on the Medicaid Adult Core Set. And only seven states report depression screening and follow-up data.
The free webinar, Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Radonda Vaught administered a fatal dose of the wrong medication to a 75-year-old woman in late 2017, after overriding system safeguards, as The Tennessean’s Brett Kelman reported, citing an investigation report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
TJC officials say the revised requirements are based on more than a year of research, review, and analysis with multiple panels convened by TJC and representing provider organizations, suicide prevention experts, behavioral facility design experts, and other key stakeholders.
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With the renewed focus on supporting primary care, it’s possible that the concept of the patient-centered medical home model—which is defined by placing primary care near the center of a collaborative healthcare team focused on the patient’s complete wellness—may finally be seeing its time.