Health Care Quality and Safety
- Short-Staffed Nursing Homes See Drop In Medicare Ratings
The federal government accelerated its crackdown on nursing homes that go days without a registered nurse by downgrading the rankings of a tenth of the nation’s homes on Medicare’s consumer website, new records show.
- Working as a Team to Improve Diagnosis
Together with four medical schools and their partner health professional schools, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine—with support from the Macy Foundation—is taking the first steps towards developing a new curriculum to educate health professionals about how to improve diagnosis.
- The Reality of the Nursing Crisis
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one out of five nurses will hand in their resignation one year after getting their license, and research has found that 36% of nurses are unable to care for their patients effectively because of their increasing workloads.
- Federal watchdog: Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term-care hospitals experienced harm
Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care facilities have experienced some type of harm as the result of their care, endangering their health and increasing Medicare costs, according to a report from a government watchdog.
- Readmissions on the Rise How Tech Can Help
- Workplace Violence in Healthcare
Workplace violence against homecare workers and its relationship with workers health outcomes: a cross-sectional study
- Sounding The Sirens On Alarm Fatigue Today's technological advancements can be ignored just as easily as they save lives.
- Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2019
The safe use of health technology—from simple devices to complex information systems—requires identifying possible sources of danger or difficulty with those technologies and taking steps to minimize the likelihood that adverse events will occur.
- SWAT nursing: A unique specialty
At the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), SWAT stands for a Specialized Workforce for Acute Transport.
- HHS Watchdog To Probe Enforcement Of Nursing Home Staffing Standards
The inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services this month launched an examination into federal oversight of skilled nursing facilities amid signs some homes aren’t meeting Medicare’s minimum staffing requirements.
- Quad Council Coalition Releases 2018 Community/Public Health Nursing Competencies
In 2018, the QCC updated its C/PHN Competencies.
- Nursing's Expertise Gap
Long-held fears about a coming nursing shortage have shifted from a focus on numbers to a concern about experience.
- Nurse executives are concerned nursing shortage is impacting care--and it's only going to get worse
Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is hurting care quality and patient satisfaction.
- Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis Early A quarter of a million Americans die every year from sepsis, which is the body's reaction to overwhelming infection.
- Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2018 Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct patient safety initiatives can be a daunting task.
- Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation
- Depressed Nurses Make More Medical Errors Nurses in poorer health had an up to 71% higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than did their healthier peers.
- 2016-2017 MHA Keystone Center Annual Report Highlights Hospitals' Improvement to Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality
On Thursday, Oct. 26, the MHA Keystone Center released its 2016-2017 annual report, Working Together to Build a Safer Tomorrow.
- NCQA Updates Quality Measures for HEDIS 2018 Changes include seven new measures; two address opioid use
- Keep Them STEADI: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Hospital-Based Settings
CDC created the evidence-based Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries initiative to help healthcare providers incorporate fall prevention into routine care for older adults.
- Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds
A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications, mainly because they need more education themselves.
- MedPAC considers giving hospital discharge planners bigger role in placing nursing home residents
Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents had five or more higher-quality facilities available in their area that they were not directed to by a discharging hospital, a federal panel shared last week.
- A 'perfect storm' superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials' attention Try as they might, the infection control specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital could not eradicate the invasive fungus that was attacking already gravely ill patients in the intensive care unit.
- 7 Roadblocks to Improving Patient Safety
Eliminating such incidents requires continuous attention, Berwick says during the National Patient Safety Foundation’s annual conference
- Health system deploys copper-infused surfaces to decrease infections
Sentara's research prompted it to make copper a regular fixture in its infection control strategy