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November 2018 - Volume 49 - Issue 11
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Editorial


“Share Your Story” Challenge


Leadership Q&A



Safety solutions: Informatics


Clinical decision support: Are we realizing the promise?

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 49(11):8-11, November 2018.

These tools can help clinicians by taking over routine tasks, warning of potential problems, or providing suggestions for the clinical team and patient to consider.

Safety solutions: Infection control


Changing practice, saving lives

John, Sherley; Jacob, Merin Thomas; Meskill, Katie; More

Nursing Management. 49(11):12-16, November 2018.

Read how one unit launched its “TakeCAUTIon” change project to achieve a sustained decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections as part of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Clinical Scene Investigator Academy.

Safety solutions: Med administration


Blame: What does it look like?

Duthie, Elizabeth A.

Nursing Management. 49(11):18-21, November 2018.

Blame is out; accountability is in. Learn how to distinguish between the two through the application of a medication error case study.

CE Connection: Safety solutions: Mental health


Safety solutions: Infusion


Vascular access: HD patients' perceived knowledge and practices

Cabrera, Mark A.; Marshall, Christopher N.; Sadler, Kimberly A.; More

Nursing Management. 49(11):31-36, November 2018.

This study evaluates patients' awareness of complications linked with tunneled central venous catheters and their interrelated practices.

Safety solutions: Monitoring


Factors associated with falls among hospital inpatients

Munsterman, Ellen; Hodo, Ashley; Newcomb, Patricia

Nursing Management. 49(11):38-44, November 2018.

Most inpatient falls can be eliminated or markedly reduced if nursing staff members adhere to high reliability organization principles, according to this mixed-methods study.

Safety solutions: Communication


Cultural considerations for hepatitis B vaccination compliance

Kroning, Maureen; Sippel, Susan; Smith, Paula

Nursing Management. 49(11):45-47, November 2018.

Find out what one hospital is doing to increase hepatitis B vaccine administration rates within its Orthodox Jewish patient population.

Safety solutions: Staffing


Hospital staffing technology: Hazard and opportunity risks

Massarweh, Lisa J.

Nursing Management. 49(11):48-53, November 2018.

Consider the risks and mitigation strategies associated with deploying a web-based staffing application across an integrated multi-hospital system.