Are extended work hours safe?
The Joint Commission provides evidence-based actions for healthcare organizations to help mitigate the risks of fatigue that result from extended work hours and protect patients from preventable adverse outcomes.
Interprofessional collaborative care can improve safety and quality
“Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report: Part II: The Potential of Interprofessional Collaborative Care to Improve Safety and Quality” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showcases interprofessional practice, discusses the educational transformation needed to prepare health professionals to provide collaborative care, and looks at policies that support its delivery.
Patient safety leadership fellows needed
Applications are being accepted for the American Hospital Association-National Patient Safety Foundation Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship, a year-long program dedicated to preparing the next generation of patient safety, quality, and performance improvement leaders.
ED visits involving energy drinks increase
According to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug Abuse Warning Network, there was a sharp increase in the number of ED visits involving energy drinks between 2005 (1,128 visits) and 2008 and 2009 (16,053 and 13,114 visits, respectively), representing a tenfold increase.
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EMR development...Always be prepared
Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS