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      • 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.

      • An Alarming Trend

        Published Aug 28 2018, 08:26 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient safety
        • alarm fatigue
        • The Joint Commission
        • American Nurses Assocation

        With 85-99% of audible alarms not requiring clinical intervention, learn how nurses can prevent becoming desensitized to alarm noises and maintain focus on patient safety.

      • Sepsis: The Danger is Too Great to Ignore

        Published Aug 21 2018, 09:28 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • infection prevention
        • patient safety
        • Healthcare-associated infection

        This life-threatening condition is a factor in 1 out of 3 hospital-associated deaths.

      • Combating the Opioid Epidemic

        Published Jun 28 2018, 02:32 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CDC
        • opioid epidemic
        • patient safety
        • ANA
        • American Nurses Assocation

        115 people die each day from opioid-related overdoses, costing the U.S. over $78 billion annually. Learn 5 tips from the ANA on what nurses and providers can do to combat this growing epidemic.

      • Study: Patient Satisfaction Grows with Nurse Staffing

        Published May 15 2018, 05:39 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Patient satisfaction
        • patient safety
        • University of Pennsylvania
        • HCAHPS
        • nursing staffing levels
        • University of Penn School of Nursing

        When nurses aren’t available, missed nursing care is common, which feeds patient dissatisfaction.

      • Maximizing EHR Usage

        Published Apr 04 2018, 09:07 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • health information technology
        • patient safety
        • EHR

        Experts weigh in on obstacles and solutions to drive increased EHR usage

      • Is Your Board About to Engage in Strategic Planning?

        Published Feb 22 2018, 11:12 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurse leadership
        • Nurse leaders
        • strategic plan
        • patient safety

        Guest blog from the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC): Nurses on boards are building a healthier America.