While telehealth might be the trendiest method for physicians to go directly to people’s homes, it’s not the only way. More healthcare systems and innovative tech-based startups are bringing healthcare into the home with old-fashioned house calls made new.
Estimates of annual patient deaths due to medical errors have since risen steadily to 440,000 lives, which would make medical errors the country’s third-leading cause of death.
The recent research published in BMJ Quality & Safety exposed anesthesiology residents to an impatient surgeon-actor in a simulated OR hemorrhage scenario.
The 2019 Strategic Insights Report reinforces the idea that the bold, systemic change needed to drive true transformation must come from top administration, and all teams underneath these leaders must understand their role in the journey.
The new study took a comprehensive and detailed look at the characteristics of emergency, trauma, and transport nurses and the challenges they face.
The WHO defines burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” A WHO statement made it clear that burnout is listed as an “occupational phenomenon. It is not classified as a medical condition.”
Despite the growing emphasis on and sophistication of quality and safety measurements, few measurement systems take into account one of the most important realities of healthcare: All patients are not created equal, even those with the same diagnosis.
As we grapple with how to accommodate the needs of limited English proficient patients, as well as patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, it’s important to consider why prioritizing patient language access is so important and how to do this consistently across a healthcare facility or health system.
Asked to rate their organization’s strategies to deal with staff burnout, just under 40% of respondents to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey said that their organization is slightly effective at addressing the problem.
Nurses can improve quality and outcomes, enhance an organization’s culture, and build relationships with patients, colleagues, and the community—yet to do so, healthcare leadership needs to see them as more than just a cost center.