Congratulations to the Community of Rapid Response Leaders

I’ve been reflecting on the impact surveillance monitoring has made and want to take a moment to congratulate the community.  Championing change is difficult, especially in a clinical setting.  This community has demonstrated success with metrics such as safer hospital environments and patient injuries avoided.

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Distinguishing Between Detective and Predictive Monitoring

“If it is accepted that any patient in hospital could deteriorate without prior warning or appropriate treatment, logic dictates that, if technically possible and affordable, all patients who are for active treatment should be continuously monitored.”[1]

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HealthTrust Webinar Review From Presenters Sandra Emeott, RN, BSN, MBA & Joy Erched, MSN, RN of Northwest Medical Center

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of delivering an educational webinar on Continuous Surveillance Monitoring to over 100 nurses through HealthTrust University.  While surveillance is not a new concept in nursing, continuous surveillance has previously been difficult to achieve on the general floor. 

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Any change is an emotional experience. How one thinks, believes, acts and feels about change impacts how we embrace change.  Think about a recent change at home or at work. How did you feel in that situation? Worried, depressed, sad, angry, negative, stressed out? Or excited, happy, motivated, energized, and optimistic? Maybe your feelings were both positive and negative. But the odds are that you felt something. If you remember the change, it’s probably because there was an emotion attached to it. Understanding normal emotional responses to change can assist you to anticipate your reaction to change.

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HIMSS 2016 Wrap Up

Another HIMSS convention has come and gone and I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and where we’re headed.

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