A majority of the events included verbal abuse and intimidating behavior, and other issues reported were work interference and humiliating and threatening behavior. The events occurred in many areas of care, especially in perioperative care, medical/surgical units, and emergency departments, and were often prompted by procedural errors and complications.
With all the regulatory and reimbursement changes occurring in our industry at an ever-increasing rate, one thing is for certain: Your organization is not unique. When speaking to organizations, I often hear things like, “Well, we don’t have the resources that the university hospital has” from community hospitals and then the university hospitals will … Continued
The data-analytics application works in conjunction with the smart pump system to create a continuous quality loop to strengthen patient safety, opportunities for improvement, and data-driven insights.
Five years ago, PSQH spoke with Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, about a new and exciting innovation in her hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) – an initiative that designated 12 Innovation Units, where a philosophy of relationship-based care and 13 evidence-based interventions could be safely tested. This March, we checked in to see how the initiative has fared.
What brings teamwork to life? A subtle but essential enabler is competition—the push to improve.
The United States could face a shortage of 40,800–104,900 physicians by 2030, according to a study published earlier this month by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Solid leadership is central to promoting and sustaining a culture of safety in any healthcare organization, The Joint Commission said in a Sentinel Event Alert published at the end of February, reminding leaders that it’s their job to identify and mitigate potential pitfalls on an organizational level.
PPE protects workers from infection and harm and it also plays a key role in patient safety: It keeps employees from accidentally exposing patients to harmful chemicals and bacteria from around the facility.
CPR proficiency was the subject of a recent UAB Hospital ED study in which Jones took part. Hospital staff are traditionally required to undergo formal CPR training once every two years. But is that enough?
Although communication and resolution programs are becoming more pervasive throughout healthcare, providing a more structured approach to adverse event discussions, clinicians still struggle when it comes to discussing unintended outcomes with patients and their families.