Leapfrog Group: 33% of U.S. Hospitals Earn “A” Grade for Patient Safety

The Leapfrog Group released its latest grades for hospital patient safety. The analysis utilizes more than 30 measures, including the PSI 90 Patient Safety and Adverse Events composite, which features 10 component measures. The Leapfrog Group was founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers of healthcare. The nonprofit group publishes reports on hospital patient safety in the fall and the spring.

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PSQH: The Podcast Episode 53 – Making Sense of the Vaught Verdict

On episode 53 of PSQH: The Podcast, Crystal Glover, education consultant and professional development practitioner at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, talks about how nurses are reacting to the RaDonda Vaught verdict and what it will mean for nursing in the future. This episode is presented by Capella University as part of National Nurses Week.

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Creating a culture of safety: how to identify bullying and work to prevent it among nursing staff

By Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN   The definition of bullying is straightforward: it’s the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators. It’s when individuals engage in behaviors that negatively impact others and their daily responsibilities. And there is often a power dynamic at play between those bullying … Continued

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Clinical Trial Focuses on Remote Monitoring of Cancer Patients

Ten bone-marrow transplant recipients will initially participate in the trial at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, also known as CU Anschutz. The phased approach, through a series of studies, will scale the trial up over time to 100 participants, overseen by an institutional review board, and will include the use of predictive analytics, telemedicine, portable imaging, and supportive therapies such as antibiotics and hydration via IV.

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