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Nurse scheduling is complex and chaotic for both nurses and their supervisors, which is why an easy-to-use app that simplifies the process has taken off nationwide.
According to surveyed healthcare leaders, their organizational education and development programs are challenged by assignments that can be difficult for staff to take and by employees who are frustrated by having to repeatedly train on the same material.
The new Joint Commission Standards for maternal and perinatal safety establish multiple requirements for improving maternal care and outcomes. The Standards also incorporate advice from multiple organizations and other national experts in evidence-based practice for maternal healthcare.
Credentialing during the COVID-19 pandemic makes us understand the need more than ever to keep our heads focused on patient needs and suspend some of the things that we would normally do in a more thorough non-emergent credentialing and privileging process.
Staffing levels are one of the most important determinants of whether a long-term care facility is providing adequate care. However, many nursing homes have employee coverage issues and are failing the meet the CMS requirement “that a registered nurse be on-site at least eight hours every day.”
Current events, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, have focused our attention like never before on the long-term care industry and on the mostly older adult population who make it their home. The article excerpted here examines the future of long-term care and trends impacting its rate of change.
Thanks to advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry, leaders can now use an approach called “adaptive learning” to improve the way learning is delivered, as well as its effectiveness for outcomes and learners themselves.
COVID-19 has had a deleterious effect on the opioid crisis, but it is possible for patients to emerge on the other side of the pandemic in a better place if we first understand where we were prior to the pandemic and also understand the factors that make the pandemic so difficult for these patients.
POEP is a comprehensive orientation and educational tool that can help providers reduce risk and provide better outcomes for mothers and babies.
HealthStream surveyed 365 long-term care facility leaders during April/May of 2020 about COVID-19. Here are some of their specific responses about challenges, priorities, and training needs.
Today, the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program for infant stabilization care is used for outreach education, continuing education, and as a hospital requirement to work with perinatal patients— both mothers and babies and in the NICU.
The actions described here demonstrate how telehealth has crucially bridged the gap during this unprecedented time and how healthcare organizations have worked to make telehealth widely accessible during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hospital survey respondents were actively involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Some 70.1% reported that they were currently treating COVID-19 patients. An additional 25% said they were preparing to treat COVID-19 patients. Here is what we learned about their priorities and challenges.
Another major shift in care delivery has been the rapid rise in existing telehealth operations and deployment of new or expanded ones. This also is an area where a more rapid licensure and credentialing process can be beneficial.
Patient Access training needs to go beyond basic orientation to match roles and individual aptitude in the effort to meet client needs. A best practice is to use trainee test scores and to determine the subjects where more focused time should be spent to best serve the client’s needs.