Tag: patient care

Piloting Patient Care

New Cedars-Sinai initiative illustrates how using Alexa technology can make healthcare easier As the year 2020 approaches, the jokes are becoming more and more commonplace. For decades, we’ve heard about the rapid expansion of technology. Over time, this has given way to people taking…

Honing the Patient Experience

It only takes 56 seconds to make a meaningful human connection with a patient How do you manage a nursing staff to help drive patient experience to optimum levels? You start by putting the horse before the cart. Christy Dempsey, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CENP,…

What Nurses Need to Know About Cannabis

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a four-part series that will introduce you to the world of medical cannabis. In the series, we’ll cover: the endogenous cannabinoid system; the science behind medical cannabis; the plant’s chemical composition, including main components THC and CBD;…

Patient Transition

including transitions-cost hospitals between $25 and $45 billion in wasteful spending through avoidable complications and unnecessary readmissions. Likewise, the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) of the Affordable Care Act asserts that readmissions occur among one in five Medicare patients-including 2.6 million seniors-within 30 days…

Taking Control

Nurse-led rounds give the profession a greater voice in patient decisions  All nurses are key players on the patient care team. However, at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, this concept is more evident than at most other facilities. At Lurie…

Scope of Practice

Nurse mangers, charge nurses, and team leaders are responsible for promoting safe and effective patient care while maintaining the highest clinical standards in that setting. Not only must the team leader be an expert clinician, but they must also be skilled in delegation, supervision…

Healing the Whole Patient

Community partnerships bring more services on site You can never say a cancer patient is lucky-but if you’ve been diagnosed in the state of New York, you would be fortunate to receive treatment at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is a…

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