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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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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When something goes wrong, get it right!
To make sure that procedures are done correctly, this week’s must reads focus on:
- Ensuring root cause analysis is done correctly.
- Using anticoagulants properly.
- Reducing patient falls.
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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(HFMA), “Patient Harm: Attaining & Sustaining Dramatic Improvements”, says, “prevention-oriented leaders are scrapping outdated ideas and finding new approaches and technologies that are making a big difference.” Continue reading “Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (May 29, 2015)” →