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The Last 5 Blogs

QUALITY ASSESSMENT & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Making the Good Catch
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on 1/18/2022 10:00:00 AM
As you prepare your medications for your post-operative patient, you pull the patient’s Lovenox from the Automated Drug Cabinet storage bin and head to the patient’s room. Checking your 5 rights before administration, you notice that the syringe is marked with 80mg rather than the usual 30mg…
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NURSING SERVICES

Hospital Accreditation: Issues with Care Plans
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on 1/4/2022 10:00:00 AM
The goal of any medical professional is to heal, but it's possible to become too focused on the medicine, forgetting the individual patient's unique needs. Nursing care plans help put the focus back on the patient and on how the medical diagnosis impacts the patient…
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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Alcohol-Based Hand-Rub Dispensers
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on 12/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
The world we live in today has a focus on hand-hygiene. One of the ways healthcare workers and visitors within hospitals can maintain proper hand hygiene is by using alcohol-based hand-rub (ABHR). Alcohol is a flammable material and considered to be hazardous…
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MEDICAL RECORDS

Hospital Accreditation: Block Charting to Meet Regulatory Requirements
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on 12/7/2021 10:00:00 AM
Caring for a critically ill patient can be a whirlwind of activity and interventions, especially when there is an emergent situation caused by a change in the patient’s condition. There can be numerous team members working together to create a stable condition for the patient…
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Hospital Accreditation: Holiday Season Decorations
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on 11/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
The holiday seasons are quickly approaching and that means one thing for hospitals: decorations. These decorations can include artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, or paper chains hanging from the ceiling. Bulletin boards with holiday greetings and departments competing for the best decorated…
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