There are roles for more practitioners in anesthesia procedures, including serving on a team with a shared vision for a strong, patient-focused model of care. But that care must be led by a physician anesthesiologist.
The Late Career Practitioner Policy at Yale New Haven Hospital requires clinicians who are at least 70 years old and seeking reappointment to the medical staff to undergo vision and neuropsychological assessments.
The report, Safety In Numbers: Hospital Performance on Leapfrog’s Surgical Volume Standard Based on Results of the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, also found that a higher percentage of hospitals met Leapfrog’s minimum volume standards in 2019 than 2018.
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Christopher Dore, senior product manager with Capsule Technologies, addresses questions about the patient safety trends that hospitals will need to deal with in the next 20 years, as well as takes a quick look at the last 20.
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.
Recent results from The AMN 2019 Survey of Registered Nurses highlight the pressures and challenges RNs face daily. These challenges include the effects of working second jobs, the experiences of bullying and workplace violence, and concerns about how their jobs affect their health. Because of these and other stressors, 44% of the RN respondents say they often feel like quitting.
The study features survey and interview data collected from 253 Massachusetts adults who had experienced a medical error personally or through a family member. Open communication was defined with six elements, including acknowledgment of the error, whether the error was discussed openly and truthfully, and whether the error was discussed in terms that were easily understood.
An investigation by the Dublin, Ohio-based medical supplier determined that some gowns were produced in unapproved locations with improper environmental conditions, were not registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and did not pass Cardinal Health standards.
Most Americans encounter the healthcare system in their first seconds of life, as they emerge into the world at one of our birthing hospital units. For many, their last seconds are also spent as a patient in a hospital. Nationally, healthcare appears to be delivered at a 2%–4% error rate, with over 18 million adverse events occurring per year. Yet despite two decades of intensive quality improvement work at hospitals, little has changed for the better.