Must Reads, Patient Safety

8 Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Health Outcomes

Articles we have been reading this past week of April 23, 2018 discuss eight ways to improve patient safety and health outcomes.

#1 Way to Improve Patient Safety and Health Outcomes- Use Opioid-Sparing Strategies and More Precise Monitoring

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Hospital Acquired Conditions, Patient Safety

Happier Nurses = Better Patient Care

A recent report by Press Gainey, “Nursing Special Report: The Influence of Nurse Work Environment on Patient, Payment and Nurse Outcomes in Acute Care Settings” suggests that happier nurses lead to better patient care. The report examines the impact of nurses’ work environment on key performance measures.

The Press Gainey report found that hospitals with better nurse staffing and work environments tend to have fewer readmissions for heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction. Says the Press Gainey report:

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Must Reads

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 2, 2015) – Prevent Patient Falls and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Two messages – prevent patient falls and make sure patients get a good night’s sleep.

Prevent Patient Falls

The Joint Commission issued Sentinel Event Alert 55, “Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities”. Read More

Must Reads

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 29, 2015)

This week’s must reads demonstrate that improving patient safety and health outcomes can be accomplished.

As a recent article by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), “Patient Harm: Attaining & Sustaining Dramatic Improvements”, says, “prevention-oriented leaders are scrapping outdated ideas and finding new approaches and technologies that are making a big difference.” Read More