The Institute of Medicine defines a learning health system as “one in which progress in science, informatics and care culture align to generate new knowledge as an ongoing, natural by-product of the care experience and seamlessly refine and deliver best practices for continuous improvement in health and health care.”
“You have two months to live,” are words a person never forgets. But for Martha those words were the beginning of her amazing journey, not the end. She has been through a lot and is happy to share stories of surgeries and challenges. But she is more apt to talk about the gifts her cancer…
During the week of March 2-8 2014, HCA will join in the national observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, underscoring our fundamental commitment to working together with patients to provide the safest care possible.
At HCA, patient safety is a top priority. This week is Patient Safety Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and is a time for healthcare providers and patients alike to focus on the steps we can all take to improve patient safety.
It takes a special person to be a nurse. It takes someone who puts the needs of others before themselves and actively looks for ways to help. Manny Munoz at Del Sol LifeCare Center in El Paso, Texas fits this description perfectly.
Last week we told you about a newer nursing degree that has gained popularity in recent years. Today, we’re going to focus on a new nursing role – the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). A CNL is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing and has completed rigorous coursework and assessments.