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Martie L. Moore

Martie L. Moore

RN, MAOM, CPHQ, Medline chief nursing officer

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, is the chief nursing officer at Medline. As CNO, Moore develops forward-thinking, solution-driven clinical programs, as well as new products and educational services. Prior to joining Medline, Martie was the chief nursing officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Under her leadership, Providence St. Vincent earned a third and fourth designation for Magnet.

How Engaging the Family Will Improve Patient Safety

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Google patient safety and you will receive millions of opportunities to read research, ideas, expectations and statistics. Medical errors are the third leading cause of harm and death in the United States.1The World Health Organization has been bold in their statement that patient safety is a fundamental principle of healthcare. I stand behind that bold statement. A Global Effort and … Read More

A CNO’s Four Considerations for Your Practice Based on New Stroke Guidelines

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Stroke is still the second-leading cause of death in the world. In America, stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths and it also contributes heavily to adult disability.1  It has impacted my life and I am sure it has impacted yours. I’m a healthcare professional whose blood pressure changed silently, making a few changes … Read More

Exposing Pressure Injury Problems in the Operating Room

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Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are costing hospitals billions of dollars in treatment.1 For major surgeries, HAPUs are adding 44 percent to the hospital costs. More research is being done, but research shows per patient, the cost of treatment is running $20,000 to $70,000. To learn more about focusing on the operating room to reduce the number of pressure injuries I spoke … Read More

Not A Drill: 4 Emergency Preparedness Planning “Must Haves” Often Overlooked

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Patients evacuated. Backup generators turned on. Water was rushing in and all around them. This wasn’t a drill. This was real life for healthcare providers in Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina over the last few weeks. Through my experience, it’s not just about writing a plan, to then be put into a binder and shelved. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma … Read More

Listening to the Story Behind the Data

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Gloves are like a second skin for clinicians but that hasn’t always been the case. It wasn’t until 1992. That’s when OSHA published its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard which required employees to use gloves, and other forms of personal protective equipment, to help limit occupational exposure. This marked a major shift in healthcare. Yet, this “second skin” has taken gloves from revolutionary … Read More