On Feb. 7, I had one of the proudest moments of my nursing career – accepting an award on behalf of the nursing staff at Rose Medical Center.
There is compelling news this week that the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) is working. The report from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) infection tracking system, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), contains data from more than 11,500 healthcare facilities.
There are three things that come to my mind every February – Valentine’s Day, American Heart Month, and New York Fashion Week. Love, desire for healthy living and fashion – it’s the prefect trifecta to get through this wintery month.
Super technology gets rooms super clean Housekeeping and environmental service staff are unsung heroes at any hospital. We depend on these professionals to keep rooms clean and as germ-free as possible. Throughout HCA these employees do a great job, and at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, they just got some serious help.
We recently told you about a new way we’re giving time back to patients and nurses. Vitals Now takes a patient’s vital signs and adds them to their medical record as soon as they’re taken in the room. This is a HUGE time saver and allows nurses to do more of what they love; take…
Would you know if you were having a stroke? It may be harder to detect than you think. Not long ago, we told you about Diane McPeters who was denied she was having a stroke while she was having it! Her fiancee caught the whole thing on video. Pretty amazing.