Three Reasons to Expand Clinician Thinking Around Blood Stream Infection Prevention

By Barbara ConnellClinical SolutionsLeave a Comment

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Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) can lead to excess length of hospital stay and increased risk of mortality. Ever since they became a reportable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outcome measure though, there has been a 46 percent reduction in CLABSIs in hospitals across the country. However, nearly 30,000 CLABSIs still occur in hospitals each year. 1 … Read More

Three Pillars to Leverage Technology and Drive Efficiency

By Dave RolstonHot Topics, Your Bottom LineLeave a Comment

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There are a lot of questions about the future of healthcare right now.  Operating at the highest level will always be a top priority for systems.  One way to combat the possibility for adverse effects is identifying gaps in the use of technology across supply chain management systems. Yes, they still exist in 2017. Healthcare spending in the United States … Read More

Five Ways Medical Improv Can Help Nurses Talk about Death and Dying

By Beth BoyntonHot TopicsLeave a Comment

Medical Improv is an emerging field that holds much promise for us in healthcare.  There are scores of experiential activities that can be adapted from theater education and improvisational comedy to build emotional intelligence and improve communication, teamwork, and leadership.  All of which contribute to a foundation from which we can provide safe, quality, and compassionate care as well as … Read More