Dr. Fogerty, lead author of a paper about the unit that was published in the July 2019 Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. ... In addition to immediate patient care, the unit provided a morale boost to the institution, he said.
Kim said. It was not easy to change the culture of patient safety among residents. ... I think patient safety and improving quality of care are probably the biggest motivators for me,” he said.
Barcoding systems were designed to enhance patient safety by combining with electronic medication administration records to ensure the five rights of medication administration—the right patient, drug, dose, route, and time. ... Source: “Workarounds
A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules. ... Researchers studied how 12-, 16-, and 24-hour shifts among residents in the intensive care unit (ICU) affected patient safety, resident well-being, and continuity
Given the amount of emphasis we've placed on patient safety and medical safety in general over the last five years, the fact that this is still happening with this frequency ... Tjia. “Somebody has to actually look at all these forms before they let
Formal efforts to improve fall rates in hospitals increased in 2005, when The Joint Commission added inpatient fall prevention to its National Patient Safety Goals and began to require fall prevention ... management and behavioral and placement issues in
Holly, RN, critical care clinical nurse specialist, rounded on each patient every day to assess VAP initiative compliance. ... Start small. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommends beginning with one nurse, one doctor and one patient.
VTE prophylaxis has already made The Joint Commission's list of Patient Safety Goals, which call for anticoagulation to be managed by protocol. ... This reduction in potency requires no changes if a patient is being injected subcutaneously.
Battles, PhD, senior service fellow for patient safety in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ... Designate a patient safety officer. This person can address each hospital's
Maybe she solved a tricky throughput problem or led a safety initiative. ... skills, patient safety, improved workflow, leadership, community involvement, quality improvement, or something else.