Patient Safety

Creator:   Nursing Management
Created:   10/22/2014
Contains:  80 items

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Together into the future...Pharmacogenomics and documentation

McCormick, Kathleen A.

Nursing Management. 48(5):32-40, May 2017.

New tests and guidelines have the potential to improve patient safety, care quality, and outcomes if implemented properly.

Demystifying nursing Research at the Bedside

Chipps, Esther; Nash, Mary; Buck, Jacalyn; More

Nursing Management. 48(4):28-35, April 2017.

Research responsibilities extend well beyond academia. You can support the process by assessing organizational structures.

A solution to sitters that won't fall short

Bock, Timothy J.

Nursing Management. 48(1):38-44, January 2017.

Using sitters to prevent falls is an expensive strategy not supported by contemporary evidence. Here, review initiatives that can coincide with prevention efforts.

HAP prevention for nonventilated adults in acute care: Can a structured oral care program reduce infection incidence?

Talley, Louise; Lamb, Jennifer; Harl, Jami; More

Nursing Management. 47(12):42-48, December 2016.

Review the efficacy of an oral care program in reducing hospital-acquired pneumonia incidence in nonventilated stroke and medical-surgical patients.

Vascular access devices: Setting your organization up for success

Wuerz, Lorelle

Nursing Management. 47(12):36-40, December 2016.

Organizations can succeed by taking a simple four-step approach to evaluating central venous access device care in their facilities.

Make the most of health IT

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 47(12):32-35, December 2016.

Explore the challenges and opportunities of leveraging information technology to ensure a safe and secure healthcare environment for patients.

Bridging gaps in rapid response systems

Douglas, Mark; DeVita, Michael A.; Gilder, Richard; More

Nursing Management. 47(12):26-31, December 2016.

This study identifies existing disparities in rapid response team implementation and education across Texas hospitals.

When seconds matter: Rapid response teams and nurse decision making

McColl, Alma; Pesata, Virginia

Nursing Management. 47(2):34-38, February 2016.

Empower yourself with analytic thinking, education, and teamwork to take full advantageof RRTs and improve patient outcomes.

Update: Stroke guidelines

Davis, Charlotte; Lockhart, Lisa

Nursing Management. 47(2):24-33, February 2016.

Use this article to increase your facility's stroke assessment proficiency and adhere to the 2015 AHA/ASA stroke guidelines.

Rising above risk: Eliminating infant falls

Hodges, Kimberly T.; Gilbert, Jason H.

Nursing Management. 46(12):28-32, December 2015.

This mother-baby unit designed an evidence-based intervention that resulted in more than 730 days without an incident.

Staff-led innovations reduce falls in high-acuity patients

Ward, Kathryn L.; Roach, Patricia A.; Wilk, Colette; More

Nursing Management. 46(12):20-25, December 2015.

Learn how one medical-surgical unit with a large number of stroke patients achieved a 36% decrease in its fall rate and a 43% reduction in falls with injury.

AACN CSI Academy, part 2: Nurses emerge as change leaders

Iacono, Laura; Altman, Marian

Nursing Management. 46(8):40-43, August 2015.

Find out how this program helped one hospital's neurosurgical ICU nursesachieve zero CAUTIs.

Weaving a healthcare tapestry of safety and communication

Hay, James; Collin, Susan; Koruth, Suzy

Nursing Management. 45(7):40-46, July 2014.

What do aviation training and nursing education have in common? A Veteran's AdministrationMedical Center found out, and the similarities may surprise you.

Nearing zero...reducing grade C medication errors

Cockerham, Janine; Figueroa-Altmann, Ana; Foxen, Colleen; More

Nursing Management. 45(7):26-31, July 2014.

Medication errors are one of the biggest preventable causes of patient harm. Read about oneorganization's plan to challenge the statistics by creating a medication safety operating strategy.

The international Magnet® journey

Walker, Kim; Aguilera, Jose

Nursing Management. 44(10):50-52, October 2013.

An Australian hospital shares its Magnet story and makes the argument for promoting the Magnet Recognition Program® outside of the United States.

Ready for lift off: Implementing a safety coach initiative

Harton, Brenda B.; Ingram, Susan W.

Nursing Management. 44(5):40-45, May 2013.

Department-based champions who target innovation and improvement,safety coaches cascade valuable information throughout the organization.

Aligning systems with the Magnet® Model to create a culture of safety

Doucette, Jeffrey N.

Nursing Management. 43(7):52-55, July 2012.

Incorporating the Magnet® Model into your practice may help balance out responsibilities while enhancing patient care and cost containment at your facility.

ED navigators: Steering patients through the system

Madden, Patricia S.; Carrick, Linda A.; Manno, Martin S.

Nursing Management. 43(5):42-48, May 2012.

The number of uninsured U.S. patients is growing and, as a result, so are ED visits and wait times. Read how this role has become the epitome of patient safety at a Southern New Jersey health system.

Preoperative communication to improve safety: A literature review

Penprase, Barbara; Elstun, Linda; Ferguson, Carly; More

Nursing Management. 41(11):18-24, November 2010.

Preoperative briefings are invaluable tools, so why aren't they routinely implemented?

Automation appreciation

Gozdan, Mimi; Toohey, Jim

Nursing Management. 41:11-13, September 2010.

Follow how a consumer's choice organization retooled its medication administration process, moving it to the bedside by adding secure storage on every floor.



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