This week marked the start of Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013. This year’s theme, Patient Safety 7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care, reinforces the ongoing attention to patient safety by every care giver.
Real Data Right Now Taking vital signs is a mainstay of quality healthcare. It’s also one of the most labor-intensive tasks facing nurses and medical staff, who until now, have taken the information, written it on charts and later transferred it to a patient’s electronic health record.
For the past 14 years the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has hosted the Patient Safety Congress in Washington, D.C. This year’s meeting is next week, May 23 – 25. The theme is Patient Safety 365: Every day, every patient. HCA will be presenting at this event and I’m privileged to be one of three…
Nurses Week is a time to celebrate all nurses and the nursing profession. At HCA, we’re fortunate to work with the best nurses around. Their dedication to quality patient care and safety is unmatched.
Happy Nurses Week everyone! I wanted to send a quick message to all our nurses to let you know how much I appreciate the work you do. I hope your week is filled with encouragement. You might also enjoy: Happy Nurses Week Y’all – Music Video
It’s easy to think that patient safety is completely reliant on healthcare providers like doctors and nurses. But a patient is not someone who is there to simply receive instruction. Yesterday, Dr. Perlin and Diane Pinakiewicz spoke about the role of the patient in patient safety. They are part of the care team and should…