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December 24, 2020

NEJM article addresses challenges of evaluating patient satisfaction

An article in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) discusses the challenges of measuring patient experiences and provides guidelines for increasing effectiveness, including focusing on a specific […]
December 24, 2020

Joint Commission proposes alarm management as 2014 National Patient Safety Goal

The Joint Commission is inviting comments on its proposed 2014 National Patient Safety Goal on management of alarms. The 15-question survey should take about 10 to […]
December 24, 2020

‘Post-hospital syndrome’ in NEJM

“Post-Hospital Syndrome — An Acquired, Transient Condition of Generalized Risk,” in The New England Journal of Medicine, presents “post-hospital syndrome” as a construct related to readmission. The […]
December 24, 2020

How to achieve success in quality improvement

Acute-care registered nurses (RNs) play a key role in preventing many adverse patient events, including falls, pressure ulcers, and hospital-acquired infections. When considering strategies to improve […]