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Search results for "Hospital Medicine"
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Frakt A. New York Times. April 29, 2019.
Health care providers are a known source of potentially harmful bacteria due to their perpetual interaction with germs during practice. This newspaper article reports on how clinician attire, stethoscopes, and technology can be contaminated with bacteria. Hand sanitizer placement, sleeve length, and laundering behaviors can reduce transmission of pathogens.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. August. 8, 2016.
First-year residents may be reluctant to ask for assistance due to factors such as peer pressure to demonstrate competency. This newspaper article reports on one hospital's strategy to enhance communication among residents and attendings, which encourages residents to ask questions of senior clinicians who are coached to welcome learning conversations.
Ghaferi AA, Myers C, Sutcliffe KM, Pronovost PJ. Harv Bus Rev. July/August 2016;94.
Achieving high reliability is a recognized goal for health care organizations. Reviewing current technical and standardization enhancements to augment quality and safety in surgery, this article explores how implementing high reliability concepts could further improve safety in surgical care over time.
Soong C. National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: Expert Commentaries; June 20, 2016.
Determining the preventability of an adverse event remains a challenge. Summarizing the evidence around identifying whether a hospital readmission was avoidable and if preventable readmission rates are a reasonable measure of quality and safety, this article proposes that research focus on developing quality indicators that are more relevant to patients.
Kimmelman M. New York Times. August 21, 2014.
This newspaper article reports on how design solutions for hospitals, such as rooms modeled for single patients with sinks placed in plain sight, handrails linking the bedside to the bathroom, and large windows with natural light and an outdoor view, can augment patient satisfaction and safety.
24-Hour inpatient pulse oximetry monitoring reduces rescue events and intensive care unit transfers.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. June 18, 2014.
Effective monitoring can enable early detection of deteriorating patients while reducing nuisance alarms. Relating how one hospital implemented round-the-clock monitoring and adjusted alarm thresholds, this article reports results of the program such as fewer patient transfers to the intensive care unit and no subsequent adverse events.
Clark C. HealthLeaders Media. April 11, 2014.
Is your hospital really as safe as you think? Our updated hospital safety score can help you find out.
Consumer Reports. March 27, 2014.
Despite lack of consensus on the value of comparative hospital safety scores, they continue to generate interest and discussion around safety improvement efforts. This news article reports one analysis of patient safety in United States hospitals using five federal measures of safety: mortality, readmission, computed tomography scanning, hospital-acquired infections, and communication regarding medications and discharge planning.
McLeod M, Barber N, Franklin BD. National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: Expert Commentaries; March 10, 2014.
Strategies to prevent medication errors are an ongoing focus in patient safety. This expert commentary discusses challenges associated with tracking medication administration failures and recommends regular monitoring of medication delivery practices to avoid errors.
Ross K. Health Facil Manage. 2012 Nov;25:23-28.
This article outlines key issues for hospital administrators to consider when establishing a simulation center.
CDC Vital Signs. March 2012:1-4.
This newsletter article and accompanying set of infographics describes strategies to help patients and health care providers prevent health care–associated infections.
Greider K. AARP Bulletin. March 2012;53:10,12,14.
Rau J. Washington Post. February 12, 2012:A03.
This news article describes problems with analyzing data from a 2011 report on hospital-acquired conditions to accurately measure a hospital's overall quality of care.
Collins TR. The Hospitalist. July 2011.
This article discusses how drug shortages in hospitals can endanger care and suggests that hospitalists communicate with pharmacists to improve patient safety.
Terry K. Hosp Health Netw. July 2011;85:38-40, 42.
This article discusses strategies that health care leaders use to drive hospital-based patient safety efforts.
Weinstock M. Hosp Health Netw. 2011 Apr;85:46-49, 2.
This article discusses one hospital system's effort to hardwire safety into daily work by having providers look at each patient as a loved one.
Wetzel TG. Hosp Health Netw. 2010 Oct;84:41-2, 44, 2.
This article describes how hospital responses to adverse events have affected disclosure process strategies.
Federico F, Bonacum D. Healthc Exec. January/February 2010;25:68-70.
This piece outlines steps such as training and senior leader support that can help enhance the role of middle managers in patient safety and quality improvement.
Larkin H. Hosp Health Netw. October 21, 2009.
In this piece, five health care leaders briefly assess the impact of To Err Is Human and describe future directions for the patient safety community.