November 1, 2009
Seton Family of Hospital's TCAB spread leaders believe the units most likely to adopt the TCAB program successfully demonstrate: strong engagement by unit leadership in the process at least one TCAB champion on the unit and a method to regularly share information about the process.
June 4, 2008
Staff at Seton Family of Hospitals in Texas developed a risk assessment protocol, identifying populations at risk and using prevention tools such as alerts and patient-care rounding, which has enabled the staff to consistently meet its goal of just two falls per 1,000 patient days.
June 1, 2006
The authors present a real-life case in which a patient's spinal cord compression was delayed to illustrate how "situational awareness" (SA) can be used to understand diagnostic errors in medicine. SA is defined as "a person's perception of the elem ...
June 26, 2006
Nurses are the health care professionals who spend the most time with their patients, so who better to ask for ideas about how to improve patient care?
June 4, 2008
Staff at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, began using an experienced nurse to support the clinical nurses by coordinating discharge activities, serving as a liaison to other team members and ensuring that all aspects of discharge are complete for patients and families.