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Opioid addiction is an unfortunate, common, and often tragic reality across the U.S. population. It’s important to know the options for treating addiction in case someone close to you needs help with overcoming this serious problem.
Using current best practices to build a better system of reward and recognition for employees can improve employee perceptions regarding meaningful work leading to higher levels of satisfaction and engagement.
The recent changes to HIPAA is in the assessment of civil money penalties, which will now be based on the offender's level of culpability or accountability.
Use National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to educate and inform staff and patients alike about the risks, research and preventive measures around breast cancer.
In terms of population health management today, here are a handful of chronic medical conditions that have become most prevalent in discussions around ongoing care, due to their treatment complexity and rising number of patients.
Different patient needs mean there are a variety of care settings, and each has its own unique challenges and requirements when it comes to proper staffing. Here we describe the three types of acute care.
Healthcare staff play an important and often unique role for victims of the opioid crisis. They are likely to recognize the symptoms of abuse and addiction issues, therefore they have a higher chance to intervene sooner.
The code of conduct in healthcare is the cornerstone of any healthcare organization's compliance program and is an essential component of the institution's culture.
In this white paper, HCCS—A HealthStream Company, surveyed 281 healthcare compliance leaders throughout the U.S. to learn more about the compliance programs in their hospitals.
The aging of the American population is spurring the increased focus on efforts to provide better care for people with chronic conditions. Here are a few statistics about the extent of this challenge.
Malnutrition Awareness Week is the perfect time for providers to assess when, and how, they probe a patients’ ability to obtain nutritious food, as well as explore community resources to help fill that need if necessary.
In the world of healthcare compliance, the HHS Office of Inspector General OIG plays an important and determinative role. The OIG discussed new compliance directions at the HCCA conference.
Cardiac arrest is a significant risk in opioid overdose—many narcotics involve a serious drop in respiratory rate, which can sometimes lead to cardiac arrest. Administering CPR and Naloxone may help to revive someone who has experienced cardiac arrest due to overdose.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center annual National Magnet Conference will be in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 10-12 and is a don’t-miss event for anyone in nursing or nursing leadership.
To improve outcomes over all, we have to get better at providing care for those with chronic conditions. The article on which this post is based discusses some of the implications of our need to focus more on chronic disease care.