Minimally invasive surgery, from a safety perspective, has been shown to result in shorter hospital stays, faster healing times, and cosmetic benefits associated with less significant scarring.
After reviewing the literature, the team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa implemented a guided reflection policy to enhance the information shared at Fall Friday Reviews.
The risk model, which is detailed in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, features seven variables that can be scored in as little as five minutes during a patient’s first day of hospital admission.
In an article published July 2018 in BMJ Quality and Safety, researchers found that in a survey of family members of ICU patients, significantly more than half were hesitant to speak up about possible mistakes, mismatched care goals, confusing or conflicting information, or even inadequate hand hygiene.
Regardless of what organization you might use for accreditation, assess your hospital’s suicide prevention compliance against Joint Commission recommendations with a detailed risk assessment and mitigation plan.
The system, which goes by Lee Health, has until September 28 to hand the records over to a patient who’s suing the organization for its failure to protect her from Jeovanni Hechavarria, RN, who allegedly raped her while she was admitted overnight at Cape Coral Hospital in 2016.
The tool consists of a short introduction and three questions, with an optional fourth item if the person has previously attempted suicide. It’s meant to be given during triage or primary nursing assessment and has been validated for use on patients 18 and older.
The research, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found burnout increased the likelihood of patient safety incidents, care deficiencies linked to low professionalism, and lower patient satisfaction.
In their examination of 3,790 records, the researchers found that not only did AE rates in pediatric inpatients not improve during the six-year period examined, but those rates “were substantially higher in teaching hospitals” compared to community hospitals.
The study was an analysis of data from 27 states reporting to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for 2014-2015 and from hospitals reporting to The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event database from 2010 to 2017.