Collaborative institute to focus on patient safety issues and preventable medical errors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Study finds only heart disease and cancer caused more deaths than medical errors. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, “Dr. Robot” is connecting remote neurologists to doctors via telemedicine. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Despite promise, challenges still impeded the widespread implementation of telehealth. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
When you think of nurses working in a hospital, you probably imagine them passing out medications, administering treatments, interpreting doctor’s instructions, or simply holding a patient’s hand. And, when I first graduated from nursing school, those were things I did. But my view of nursing began to change in 2002 when I was training to become a surgical nurse while serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Thanks to new medical breakthroughs, life expectancy is on the rise. From 2010 to 2050, officials expect a whopping 351 percent increase in the population of those 85 and older. By 2050, 16 percent of the global population is expected to be 65 or older.
Americans could save billions of dollars annually in health care costs per year if they would follow preventative health care practices. Nurses place a critical part in alerting and educating those in their care to these measures that can help them live healthier and happier lives.
The US healthcare sector will employ 3.2 million nurses by 2022. Presently, 6% of nurses care for one patient, whereas 11% care for three patients. Moreover, 13%, 16%, 17%, and 18% of nurses care for six, five, four, and two patients respectively. In spite of this, 66% of registered nurses (RNs) say that they have limited coverage and clinical support.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 385,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually in the U.S. healthcare industry — an average of more than 1,000 per day. A sharps-related injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or body fluids. By Dave Hurton, Key Account Director, MedSafe
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HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce, patient experience, and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, recently announced that it has acquired Performance Management Services, Inc. (PMSI), a Tustin, California-based company focused on competency-based performance development of nurses
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