April/June 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 2
pp: 95-185,E1-E19
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AHRQ Commentary

Using Evidence to Change Practice

Quality from the Field


Nurses' Perceptions of Quality Care

Ryan, Catherine; Powlesland, Jean; Phillips, Cynthia; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality . 32(2):180-185, April/June 2017.



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Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality April/June 2017, Volume 32, Issue 2;
Medication errors are a source of serious patient harm. A unique approach, Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment, was used to analyze medication errors in this pediatric setting. Three steps were identified that should be taken with every intravenous medication or fluid administration. Nurses check for the 3Cs: Connections, Clamps, and Confirming pump settings. Preliminary analysis revealed a 22% reduction in errors. This video is prepared with a pediatric theme!
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Journal: Journal of Nursing Care Quality April/June 2017, Volume 32, Issue 2;
Many readers are interested in transitional care. This video and article provide the information you need. The authors describe their project to reduce readmissions through the establishment of a pilot program using the C-TraC program, which is a phone-based, protocol-driven, low-cost, nurse-led, transitional care model. The goal was to connect with the patients telephonically up to 30 days postdischarge to mitigate current confusion regarding the discharge plan and identify potential medication discrepancies. Learn about this effective transitional care model.