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      • Reduce Variability of Care: Factors, Benefits and Methods

        Published Mar 13 2019, 12:29 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Evidence based medicine
        • patient safety
        • nursing care plans

        As a healthcare professional, you strive to provide care in accordance with the latest evidence-based medicine. But reducing variability of care within your organization is also important.

      • Heavy Consequences – Obesity Epidemic Affects the Entire Healthcare System

        Published Jan 15 2019, 04:02 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • reimbursement
        • patient safety
        • patient and staff well-being
        • obesity epidemic

        As increasing rates of obesity impact hospital reimbursement and staff safety, nurses can act as role models by educating patients on nutrition and obesity-related illness.

      • Five Tips For Honing Nursing Critical Thinking

        Published Jan 08 2019, 03:18 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • critical thinking
        • patient safety
        • Health care quality
        • clinical competency

        Critical thinking skills are vital to ensuring patient safety and often take time to develop. Learn 5 tips and strategies for improvement.

      • Best Practices for Safe (and Successful) Care Transitions

        Published Jan 02 2019, 03:19 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • intercollaborative professional practice
        • Care transitions
        • patient handoffs
        • patient safety
        • Health care quality
        • TJC
        • The Joint Commission

        With the growth of interdisciplinary patient care, learn 6 best practices to ensure smooth handoffs between different settings and care teams.

      • Top Patient Safety Concerns in Today's Health Care Facilities

        Published Dec 18 2018, 11:30 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient safety
        • EHR
        • Healthcare-associated infection

        Take a closer look at the two top issues that continue to crop up for nurses and other healthcare providers nationwide. One of them may surprise you.

      • What You Can Do to Help Prevent Drug Diversions

        Published Nov 15 2018, 01:23 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • opioid epidemic
        • medication safety
        • patient safety
        • opioids
        • Safety

        Unintentional drug overdose is now the 2nd highest cause of accidental death in the U.S. Learn tips and strategies to prevent drug diversion at home and in the workplace.

      • An Ounce of Prevention

        Published Nov 13 2018, 01:28 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • mortality
        • patient safety
        • preventable illness

        There is a growing recognition that organizational interventions to improve patient care planning can reduce preventable mortality occurrences.

      • Lining Up to Reduce CLABSIs

        Published Nov 01 2018, 02:42 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CLABSI
        • HAI
        • patient safety
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • National Patient Safety Goals
        • healthcare quality
        • CDC

        Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the #1 most costly type of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) and pose serious consequences for both patients as well as hospitals.

      • Playing a Hand in Infection Control

        Published Oct 11 2018, 09:26 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • infection prevention
        • infection control
        • patient safety
        • Health care quality
        • hospital-acquired infections

        Failure to perform appropriate hand hygiene is the #1 leading cause of health care associated infections.

      • Improving Patient Handoff Safety

        Published Sep 04 2018, 11:45 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • TJC
        • Care transitions
        • patient handoffs
        • patient safety
        • Communication errors
        • The Joint Commission

        The Joint Commission reports that ineffective communication during patient handoffs is a major contributing factor to adverse and sentinel events. Learn helpful strategies to make care transitions safe and efficient.

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