The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.
As health professionals, we treasure our stethoscope as an integral and personal device that enables us to access clinical information about our patients. In fact, many of us spend multiple hours selecting the one that is just right for ourselves and our patients' assessment needs.
However, a new study has shed light on a discomfiting reality regarding this treasured device — and may have big implications for the fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).
By Christina Ballejos-Campos, PhD, RN; Andres Smith, MD; Pablo Velez, PhD, RN; Christine Basiliere, MSN, RN; and Sherri Navedo, MSN, RN
Sharp HealthCare of San Diego has been working toward an important goal: to provide all emergency department (ED) patients presenting with long bone fractures appropriate pain medication within 30 minutes. When they surveyed EDs across the system, they found one that was already taking an innovative approach to the problem.
Leadership guru and bestselling author and speaker Tom Peters wrote that the most important and essential virtue or attribute in any business today — including the healthcare industry — is not technology, training, cutting-edge conferences or communication skills. It’s trust.
Trust is a necessity for success. This is especially true in medicine, where much trust has been compromised or lost between healthcare institutions, doctors, nurses and patients over the years.
Unfortunately, there is an epidemic taking place when it comes to lost trust. Critical organizational systems on which our society depends — our healthcare, financial, educational and legal systems — are frequently failing the people they serve, regardless of their technological know-how.
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I definitely agree meeting outside of the hospital
In radiology we can't get a hold of the PIT crew b
Great article. I really enjoyed the perspectives.
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