Skin Assessments Conducted as Part of Patient Intake Improve Documentation of Pressure Ulcers on Admission, Reduce Incidence During Stay
Nurses perform a baseline skin assessment on every newly admitted patient, leading to improvements in the identification and documentation of pressure ulcers on admission and to lower incidence of pressure ulcers.
Standardized Communication Process Guided by Daily Goals Form Improves Nurse–Physician Communication and Increases Nurse and Patient Satisfaction on Surgical Unit
Clinicians on a surgical unit use a standardized communication process during daily rounds, leading to better nurse–physician communication and to higher nurse and patient satisfaction.
Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical Program to Improve Patient Experience Increases Satisfaction, Reduces Length of Stay, and Allows More Patients to Be Discharged Directly Home
A comprehensive program to improve patient experience before, during, and after orthopedic surgery leads to improved satisfaction, higher patient volume, and better patient outcomes.
State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mortality and Higher Nurse Satisfaction
As mandated by State law, the California Department of Health Services requires acute care hospitals to maintain minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and to develop various systems to ensure adequate nurse coverage and quality, leading to more reasonable workloads, lower patient mortality, and higher job satisfaction.
30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Fact Sheet
The National Quality Forum has identified 30 safe practices that, evidence shows, can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medication errors. These practices can be universally adopted by all health care settings to reduce the risk of harm to patients.
Problems and Prevention: Chest Tube Insertion
This 11-minute DVD uses video excerpts from 50 actual chest tube insertion procedures to illustrate problems that may occur.
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations Statement
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the supporting scientific evidence.
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
This fact sheet provides recommendations to help patients prevent medical errors when taking medications, during a hospital stay, and before having surgery.
Ensuring Correct Surgery
This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.