Drug diversion among healthcare workers is ultimately underestimated, undetected and under-reported. According to Porter Research, roughly nine out of ten healthcare professionals have met or know someone who has diverted drugs, and 40 percent of hospitals lack programs to prevent this commonality from happening.
In the world of clinical relationships, the EHR might be your number one frenemy. You can try to play nice together, but there’s a fundamental dislike for this system when it all boils down. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Did you know how a patient copes with pain after surgery can impact their recovery? Many hospitals are using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps because it can make a recovery easier for the patient, alleviate nursing staff of frequently administering medication, and deliver additional benefits. In this blog, we’ll discuss those benefits and share studies of how PCA impacts patients and hospitals alike.
Smart pumps have been widely adopted into the healthcare space, and for a good reason. The potential for improved patient safety, time savings for nurses, and increased revenue should put Smart Pump EHR Integration (SPEHRI) near the top of every hospital’s priority list. But what exactly is SPHERI, and how does it directly impact your nurses on a daily basis?
When discussing barcode specimen collection and proper patient identification (PPID), patient safety often drives the conversation. Considering that lab results determine up to 70 percent of treatment options, it is imperative that all specimen labels are labeled correctly with the proper patient identification.
Smart pump technology has become more prevalent within the healthcare industry because of the many benefits and added safety it provides. Smart pumps are designed to address the programming errors traditional pumps are susceptible to, but they also alleviate manual data entry, shorten patient length of stay, and increase hospital revenue. But getting there is a process…