The report, Accelerating Transformation: Translating Strategy Into Action, outlines a road map for creating an organizational structure to improve safety, quality, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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.
The economic impact of sepsis on a national scale is significant, the CHEST researchers found in their study, which featured more than 1 million index admissions.
The research published in Journal of the American Medical Association found exhaustion and cynicism were the primary drivers of increased burnout at Mass General’s physician organization.
The Joint Commission (TJC) released a new report on January 28: Quick Safety 47: De-escalation in Healthcare. This report discusses better training to mitigate such situations. The accreditor writes that as violence against nurses, doctors, and healthcare staff becomes more prevalent, the need for mitigation is greater than ever. Violence and assault are perpetual risks for anyone working in healthcare, particularly nurses and nursing assistants.
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 report found that progress against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has slowed in hospitals, while methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is increasing in communities.
The free webinar, Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern.