Culturing caregivers’ hands was one of the methods used by Angela Feurer to show how easily bacteria can spread. Still, some caregivers on her unit wanted additional proof.
Photo by Keith weller
Articles in this Issue
We're constantly reminded that cleaning hands saves lives, but it's nice to see direct evidence that it works.
A new approach to nurse hand-off reports helps patients and family members to be partners in safety.
Better data tracking empowers a kidney program to improve patient access and increase revenue.
Q&A with Stephanie Terezakis on the use of failure mode and effect analysis to prevent errors in radiation oncology.
Home care nurses use digital photography to bridge the gap between home and hospital.
An employee recognition program targets "Safety Stars."
Points from Pronovost
An eye-opening conversation with a patient solidifies the connection between service excellence and patient safety.
The Director's Chair
Measurement is a vital, but often overlooked, aspect of quality improvement projects in health care.