By Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera Each May, I write a CNO Perspective report on a topic that’s top of mind for nurse leaders. Last year, I wrote about reducing cognitive load for nurses and other healthcare professionals. I’ve spent the past year speaking and publishing on this topic, and the … Continued
Gordon D. Schiff, MD, an internist, associate director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, and director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Harvard Medical School, won the Eisenberg “individual achievement” award.
There have been several reports of ventilator rationing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Italy and China. Last month, Manhattan, New York–based Northwell Health issued a memo that provided a guideline for clinicians to ration ventilators to COVID-19 patients who were most likely to benefit from the intervention.
There is increased nursing frustration due to students re-asking questions that patients already answered during nurse triage. Students interview fewer patients and often interrupt nurses due to not knowing the optimal time to arrive at patient triage. This leads to frustration and hindered learning for students while disrupting nurse and resident workflow.
People who are at least 65 and people living in nursing homes are at high risk of serious illness during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nursing home residents face high risk because the facilities have a “congregate nature” and serve older adults with chronic medical conditions.
The blanket waiver was announced April 29 among several updates to previous waivers. While the waivers will help lighten the load somewhat, the most critical and often the most time- and money-consuming of the ITM requirements are not part of the waiver.
By Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera Every year around Nurses Week, May 6 to May 12, I write a CNO Perspective Report in which I examine a topic I think is important to nurse leaders. Last year, the report explored cognitive overload and its impact on nurse well-being and patient safety. … Continued
The easiest way to transfer records between incompatible systems is to generate those records in document format. To send those documents, most providers still resort to using an antiquated piece of technology that is found in almost all medical offices: the fax machine.
Using GitHub data from the Johns Hopkins Repository and data from The New York Times, the researchers looked at 116 counties in 33 states and found 40,835 confirmed cases and 1,620 confirmed deaths through April 20.
On episode 2 of PSQH: The Podcast, host Jay Kumar talks to Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, vice president of safety programs at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, about communicating with patients and families during a pandemic.