Engage your patients
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care offers nine Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement to help nurses and other healthcare providers develop a dynamic partnership among patients, their families, and caregivers that includes mutual responsibilities and accountabilities and shared decision making.
Patient hand-offs made simple
The Joint Commission recently released the Hand-off Communications Targeted Solutions Tool to help healthcare providers share important patient information from one care provider to the next, measure how effective hand-offs are within an organization, and supply solutions for improved performance.
IOM issues report on veterans and PTSD
Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated Institute of Medicine reports that examines available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate returning veterans who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help improve PTSD care.
Let me see your ID
The FDA has recently proposed that medical devices distributed in the United States be branded with a unique device identifier to help identify product problems and ultimately reduce adverse reactions caused by faulty medical devices.
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