Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 1, 2015)

In this week’s must reads, we celebrate Stroke Awareness Month, nurses, and all of those working to improve patient safety.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

The American Stroke Association would like us all to know that May is Stroke Awareness Month:

Stroke Awareness Month

A national survey by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke.

most women don't know risks or symptoms #stroke #ptsafety Click To Tweet

Kudos to Nurses

Our hats off to nurses!

According to a report by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), nurse-led innovations improved patient outcomes and saved more than $28 million annually.

nurse-led innovations improved patient outcomes #ptsafety Click To Tweet nurse-led innovations saved more than $28 million annually #ptsafety Click To Tweet

Improving Patient Safety

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), between 2010 and 2013, patient safety improved with a 17% reduction in rates of hospital-acquired conditions and there were 1.3 million fewer harms to patients – both of which led to a $12 billion in cost savings.

#AHRQ 17% reduction in hospital-acquired conditions #ptsafety Click To Tweet #AHRQ 1.3 million fewer harms to patients #ptsafety Click To Tweet

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