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Importance of Patient Safety in Healthcare

Patient Safety

The Importance of Patient Safety in Healthcare

One day after the wedding, my colleague’s new husband was in the yard chopping wood when his foot ...

how to provide a safe and positive experience for patients

Patient Safety

3 Tips on How to Provide a Safe and Positive...

As healthcare becomes increasingly value-based and patient-centric, healthcare providers have given ...

communication and patient safety

Patient Safety

5 Ways that Communication and Patient Safety Go...

Multiple studies indicate that ineffective communication among health care professionals is one of ...

providing quality patient care

Patient Safety

How the Best Organizations are Providing Quality...

How do you know when an organization is excelling in providing quality patient care? It receives ...

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Patient Safety

Creating a Patient Safety Model That Prevents...

A patient safety model that truly works for patients can only exist in a culture of safety. Yet 15 ...

patient care in hospitals

Patient Safety

5 Patient Care Issues in Hospitals

I considered dozens of patient care issues for this post. I chose these five for their relevance to ...

nurse role in patient safety

Patient Safety

The Nurse's Role in Patient Safety

In a busy pediatric ER at the end of a grueling 12 hour shift, a nurse and a physician were caring ...

patient safety issues in nursing

Patient Safety

4 Patient Safety Issues in Nursing

Nurses are a stalwart player on the patient care team. But even the most dedicated face a series of ...

patient safety training

Patient Safety

Need to Improve Patient Safety Training in Your...

Medication errors. Falls. Wrong-site surgery. Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). What do these ...

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Patient Safety

Involving Patients in Patient Safety Initiatives

In my post from June, "The Importance of Patient Safety in Hospitals," I discussed the major impact ...

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Top 10 Hospital Patient Safety Issues: Part 2

In my post from June 21, 2018, I briefly discussed how the first five of ECRI’s Top 10 Patient ...

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Measuring Patient Outcomes: 4 KPIs You Must Track...

It’s often said that knowledge is power. And to harness that power you must harness all the ...

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National Patient Safety Goals: How Do You Measure...

The well-being of patients is the top priority of every clinician and healthcare administrator, but ...

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Improve Patient Satisfaction with a Focus on...

There are many ways organizations can work to improve patient satisfaction. They can train ...

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Tools for Improving Patient Outcomes Through...

It's no surprise to see more organizations allocating resources and investing in solutions to aid ...

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The Importance of Patient Safety in Hospitals

As healthcare providers, it is imperative that we put ourselves in the shoes of our patients. ...

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Ensuring Patient Safety in an Emergency Situation

Imagine this scenario: Someone is lying on the sidewalk, having a seizure or unconscious. A ...

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Top 10 Hospital Patient Safety Issues: Part 1

Since 2009, the ECRI institute has released an annual report identifying the top 10 patient safety ...

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Quality of Care: Ways Your EMR Might Be Letting...

An electronic medical record (EMR) system can be a tremendously valuable tool. When used ...

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Improving Patient Safety Begins with Improved...

A 2016 analysis by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts revealed that more than 250,000 deaths ...