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C.A.R.E. to prevent medical device related pressure injuries

A facility’s innovative program effectively reduced patient injury.  Takeaways: Learn how a nurse-led interprofessional innovation was designed at an organization that’s received Magnet® designation. Gain...
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Nurses’ role in OR supply chain

Nurses can help achieve optimal outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic brought supply chain issues to the forefront, as hospitals and other healthcare settings struggled to provide...

Patient safety awareness

How do we create a mindset focused on safety? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14-20. Its importance can’t be emphasized enough. In addition to...
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Pediatric pain management

An individualized, multimodal, and interprofessional approach is key for success. Takeaways: Many pediatric patients experience unnecessary pain because of undertreatment and inadequate pain management after...
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The Culture of Safety: Huddle and Muddle

The notion of culture of safety implies not merely the absence harm, injury or preventable death, but also the unmeasurable feeling that one is...

The Bedpan and its Significance

During the holiday doldrums I came across a 2015 Smithsonian magazine article entitled “The strange saga of George Washington’s bedpan.” The article was a...
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Pathway to Excellence® in long-term care organizations

This framework can help improve the practice environment for nurses. Takeaways: Now, during the pandemic, is the time to make revolutionary changes in long-term care...
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Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...
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Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...

Fall prevention safety bundle: Collaboration leads to fewer falls

At St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, NY, we’re committed to providing a safe, comfortable, caring environment for our patients. We believe all patients...

Self-releasing alarm belts: It takes two

Patient falls from chairs are increasing at an alarming rate: What can a hospital’s nursing staff do to stop this trend? That was the challenge...

Hook-and-loop alarm belt: A vital component in a fall-prevention toolkit

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of recurring case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series...

Fall prevention: A contract with patients and families

Editor’s note: This is the second of three case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to...

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