The computer-based decision support tool is called Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT), and it can detect sepsis 18 hours earlier than the best clinicians.
A new study in Health Affairs finds that 30-day hospital readmissions for hip and knee replacements began to decline rapidly when the federal government announced that it would penalize hospitals for certain readmissions.
Seattle Children’s says the ORs have been infested by mold at different points in the past year, possibly due to problems with the ORs’ air handling and purification systems.
To improve nurses’ listening skills and create a better patient experience, nuances regarding listening must be understood.
The group’s evidence-based recommendations are designed to provide healthcare organizations with standardized methods of measuring, evaluating, and improving emergency care and patient outcomes.
Emergency departments are a crucial frontline healthcare setting, with more than 138 million visits to emergency rooms annually. EDs are the fourth most common healthcare setting for malpractice claims.
The study found that 95% of healthcare workers have worked while sick, most often because the symptoms were mild or began during their work shift.
In the ASHP survey, a quarter of Americans said they believe hospital pharmacists (26%) and retail pharmacists (25%) are often burned out. The AJHP study found that pharmacists say burnout is driven by increased workloads, periodic drug shortages, and demands from electronic health records, insurance, and regulatory requirements.
In the hospital setting, there are multiple contributing factors that can drive C. diff infections. The lead author of the recent research, which was published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, said the main drivers of C. diff infections are likely to vary from hospital to hospital.
The APIC conference aims to provide infection preventionists, physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, educators, administrators, and medical technologists with strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs and make healthcare safer.