As part of National Nurses Week, PSQH reached out to our readers with a few questions about how nursing impacts patient safety and healthcare quality.
IV Push medications can be particularly dangerous given their immediate bioavailability, the narrow therapeutic dose range, and the difficulty in reversing systemic effects after IV administration (ISMP, 2015). The use of evidence-based practice is especially important in IVP administration because of the potential for harm.
The changes to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for those facilities primarily require vaccines to be offered to residents, clients, and staff when available. They also set education and CDC reporting requirements. While the rule covers only those two types of facilities so far, CMS notes in the rule it may want to expand those requirements to other healthcare organizations, including psychiatric hospitals and inpatient hospice facilities.
If your healthcare organization has taken advantage of federal 1135 blanket waivers during the national public health emergency (PHE), be sure to review those waivers as you prepare for survey to check if any were inconsistent with requirements under your state emergency or pandemic plan.
On episode 28 of PSQH: The Podcast, Lori Armstrong, CEO and chief clinical officer of Inspire Nurse Leaders, talks about the role of nursing in patient safety. This episode is presented as part of National Nurses Week in partnership with Capella, Fresenius Kabi, symplr, and Vocera.
By Strategic Education, Inc. and Capella University In the field of nursing, self-empowerment is more than just a feel-good concept. While empowerment in other occupations can result in greater job satisfaction and a heightened sense of professional worth, in nursing it’s a different matter. For the nurses on your staff, it can be a matter … Continued
Burnout is one of the top challenges facing physician and other healthcare workers nationwide. A report published in September by The Physicians Foundation found that the coronavirus pandemic has worsened physician burnout. Research published in September 2018 indicated that nearly half of physicians across the country were experiencing burnout symptoms.
By Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, MA, BSN; Chief Nursing Officer at symplr Ensuring patient and staff safety is crucial to the success of any healthcare organization, not just because of legal, regulatory, and reimbursement obligations, but because doing so is in the hospital’s best interest and it’s the right thing to do. Unsafe facilities are stressful … Continued
The hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)—sometimes referred to as the HazCom standard or “worker right-to-know”—remains one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standards. The HazCom standard was the second most frequently cited workplace safety standard for fiscal year (FY) 2020, with 3,199 violations.
Social determinants of health such as food security and transportation are believed to have much more impact on a person’s health status than clinical care. Healthcare providers have pursued two primary strategies to address SDOH: direct investment in social determinant programs or SDOH partnerships.