professional staff committees
Summary: Committees of professional personnel who have responsibility for determining policies, procedures, and controls related to professional matters in health facilities.
Publications195 found, 100 shown here
- A conceptual model for growing evidence-based practiceAmy Vratny
Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501, USA
Nurs Adm Q 31:162-70. 2007..The fruits are quality patient care and outcomes, clinical excellence, cost-effectiveness, critical thinking, empowerment of staff, and professional growth...
- Patient expectations of fair complaint handling in hospitals: empirical dataRoland D Friele
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 6:106. 2006..The reasons why are for the greater part unknown. The key to an answer may be found in a better understanding of patients' expectations. We investigated patients' expectations of complaint handling in hospitals...
- Clinical nurse specialist leadership in computerized provider order entry designDarla J Roggow
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
Clin Nurse Spec 19:209-14. 2005..The purpose of this clinical project was to design and implement a computerized provider order entry system...
- Added valueAlison Smith
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nurs Manag (Harrow) 13:16-9. 2006
- Nursing and public participation in health: an ethnographic study of a patient councilFiona Brooks
Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
Int J Nurs Stud 45:3-13. 2008..However, the relationship of nursing to public participation in health service planning and development has been under examined...
- Beyond the Magnet award: The ANCC Magnet Program as the framework for culture changeKathleen M Stolzenberger
Middlesex Hospital, Middletwon, CT 06457, USA
J Nurs Adm 33:522-31. 2003..The author describes 5 successful standard-driven strategies that have strengthened department infrastructure and refined processes for retaining a professional nurse workforce...
- Using continuous quality improvement to implement evidence-based medicineBarbara Quick
DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Missouri 63044, USA
Lippincotts Case Manag 11:305-15; quiz 316-7. 2006..Specifically, the article includes two different processes for data collection and interventions with staff, process requirements for each, and outcome data associated with each model...
- How to implement complementary therapies for laboring womenElaine Zwelling
Hill Rom Company, Sarasota, FL, USA
MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 31:364-70; quiz 371-2. 2006....
- Shared governance: making the transition in practice and perceptionBerthenya Dunbar
Medical Service, James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
J Nurs Adm 37:177-83. 2007..The authors detail the steps taken by a shared governance transition team to help a large nursing organization make changes in governance process and perception as well as to incorporate a maintenance plan...
- Shared governance: your opinion mattersDeborah L Saylor
St Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA, USA
Nurs Manage 38:14-6. 2007
- Lasso runaway technology and supply chain costsDaniel Wilson
Allied Health Services, and Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nurs Manage 38:24-30. 2007
- A case in successful organ donation: emergency department nurses do make a differenceKathleen Evanovich Zavotsky
West Central Jersey Chapter, Emergency Department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
J Emerg Nurs 33:235-41. 2007
- Process mapping: enhancing the implementation of the Liverpool Care PathwayAmanda J Taylor
Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Int J Palliat Nurs 13:163-7. 2007..While this work has been completed within the New Zealand context, it is believed that the principles are transferable to similar settings internationally...
- Professional nursing council empowers staff nurses to solve clinical problems and increases RN retentionDebra Seguin
Emergency Center, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich 48073, USA
J Emerg Nurs 29:78-9. 2003
- Countering workplace aggression: an urban tertiary care institutional exemplarSusan Phillips
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
Nurs Adm Q 31:209-18. 2007..The purpose of this process improvement project was to provide nursing staff with evidence-based knowledge and skills to manage patients and/or visitors with the potential for violence...
- Improving team meetings to support discharge planningMaggie Tarling
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
Nurs Times 102:32-5. 2006..A project was established to observe MDT meetings, identify good practice and produce practice guidance to improve standards and achieve consistency throughout the organisation...
- Keeping patients safe: an analysis of organizational culture and caregiver trainingKathie Johnson
Nursing and Patient Services, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
J Healthc Manag 49:171-8; discussion 178-9. 2004..The findings from this study add to the growing body of knowledge on successful patient-safety strategies and tools...
- Improving wound care outcomes in the home settingElaine Norman Sturkey
St Joseph Home Services Performance Improvement Department, Augusta, GA 30904, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 20:349-55. 2005....
- Excellence in evidence-based practice: organizational and unit exemplarsLaura Cullen
Research, Quality and Outcomes Management, Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 17:127-42, x. 2005..An exemplar describing development and adoption of an evidence-based project to improve sedation management led to improvements in patient care processes and outcomes...
- Toward clinical scholarship: promoting evidence-based practice in the clinical settingE Ann Mohide
School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Prof Nurs 21:372-9. 2005..Action-oriented principles associated with committee experiences are related to the approaches and activities...
- A nursing standards-based system that works!Mary Pat O'Donnell
Emergency Department, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Medsurg Nurs 14:25-34. 2005..Managers and staff nurses appreciate this system for its comprehensive yet simple approach, and its value has stood the test of time. The comprehensive standards model and its use are described...
- Putting the evidence into practice: the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre experienceSuzi Robertson-Malt
Cardiovascular Nursing, King Faisal Heart Institute, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Int J Nurs Pract 12:35-41. 2006....
- Case study: nursing professional practice councils: the quest for nursing excellenceApril Rietdyk
Family Health, Chatham Kent Public Health Unit, Chatham, ON
Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 18:47-53. 2005..As a direct result of the Nursing Professional Practice Council, experiences within the organization have exceeded expectations, justified the financial costs and improved relationships among all parties...
- The Cleveland Clinic's magnet experiencePeggy A Kuhar
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Orthop Nurs 23:385-90. 2004..Questions to ponder when conducting a readiness assessment before embarking on the Magnet journey, techniques to engage the staff in the application process, and writing and organizing tips are shared...
- The Magnet Recognition Program: transforming healthcare through excellence in nursing servicesShirley H Morgan
Magnet Recognition Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Nurses Association, 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 10910, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:119-20. 2006
- Evidence-based practice: a practical approach to implementationRobin Newhouse
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
J Nurs Adm 35:35-40. 2005..This model has been successfully implemented across the department of nursing as a strategic initiative. Results of the implementation have shown that staff nurses can effectively use this model with the help of knowledgeable mentors...
- Research to practice: don't get lost in translationLynn Moyer Block
Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ, USA
Nurs Manage 37:37-40; quiz 50-1. 2006
- Development of catheter care guidelines for Guy's and St Thomas'Ellie Stewart
Gynaecology Department, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Trust, London
Br J Nurs 15:420-5. 2006..It details the aims and objectives of the new guidelines and the areas of debate pursued following the consultation period...
- Productive interdisciplinary team relationships: the hospitalist and the case managerAlpesh N Amin
Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Meidcal Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
Lippincotts Case Manag 11:160-4. 2006..With the patient and the safety as the central focus of care, case managers and hospitalists are beginning to exponentially change the face of healthcare. This article will demonstrate the value of this partnership...
- Improving operating room performance in a center of excellenceDavid W Young
Boston University School of Management, USA, and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Healthc Financ Manage 58:70-4. 2004..Moving from management based on anecdote to a data-driven process can enhance the quality of decision-making...
- Long-term restraint reduction: one hospital's experience with restraint alternativesSherry K Markwell
Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL 60540, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 20:253-60. 2005..Hospital administrators have been and continue to be supportive of the initiatives set forth by the Restraint Reduction Task Force, which has been a vital component of the ongoing restraint reduction efforts in the hospital...
- Essence of Care: making a differenceNadia Chambers
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nurs Stand 17:40-4. 2002..Evaluation of the process to date. Direction for future developments. The CSRG steering committee comprises representation from many of the trusts in the CSRG (Table 1), as well as the University of Southampton and New Forest PCT...
- Development of a unit-based practice committee: a form of shared governanceKristin Alt Styer
Clinical Practice Committee, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
AORN J 86:85-93. 2007....
- Creating a palliative and end-of-life program in a cure-oriented pediatric setting: the zig-zag methodJoAnn Harper
Department of Oncology, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 2794, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 24:246-54. 2007..They conclude that establishing a state-of-the-art palliative and EoL program in a cure-oriented pediatric setting is achievable via consensus building and recruitment of diverse institutional resources...
- Strategies for starting a successful evidence-based practice programChristine S Schulman
AACN Adv Crit Care 19:301-11; quiz 312-3. 2008..Strategies for making EBP part of everyday care are identified, along with suggestions for overcoming barriers to change and ideas for acknowledging nurses for EBP work...
- The Professional Excellence Council: implications for all Forces of MagnetismKim S Hitchings
Center for Professional Excellence, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 23:101-4. 2008
- Implementing a protocol for weaning patients off mechanical ventilationSheila Goodman
Critical Care Unit, West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ, UK
Nurs Crit Care 11:23-32. 2006..This article explains how the protocol came to be written and how it was implemented into the unit...
- Transforming care at Mass GeneralAmanda L Stefancyk
General Medical Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Nurs 108:71-2. 2008
- Structures and practices enabling staff nurses to control their practiceMarlene Kramer
Health Science Research Associates, Apache Junction, AZ, USA
West J Nurs Res 30:539-59. 2008..Structures and components of viable shared governance structures that enabled CNP are identified through constant comparative analysis of interviews and observations, and through analysis of quantitative measures...
- Evidence-based policy and procedures: an algorithm for successKathleen S Oman
University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
J Nurs Adm 38:47-51. 2008..The authors describe the structure and process developed to facilitate evidence-based policies and the outcomes of the initiative...
- Leadership roles for nurses in healthcare designJaynelle F Stichler
School of Nursing, Concentration Chair for Nursing Leadership in Health Systems, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92198, USA
J Nurs Adm 37:527-30. 2007..In this article, the author discusses roles in healthcare design that nurse leaders can assume to ensure a successful project...
- A nurse-driven system for improving patient quality outcomesKathie Johnson
Forsyth Medical Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC 27103, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 21:168-75. 2006..Recommendations for future improvements in the system and applications to other hospitals are provided...
- Patient safety: perianesthesia nursing's essential role in safe practiceDina A Krenzischek
Same Day Prep and Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:385-92. 2007..This article will discuss the development of the ASPAN Safety Model by the ASPAN Safety Committee...
- Monitoring qualityElizabeth Robb
The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, Harrow
Nurs Manag (Harrow) 14:22-6. 2007
- Professional nurse councils: a new model to create excitement and improve value and productivityValentina Gokenbach
William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W 13 Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
J Nurs Adm 37:440-3. 2007..The author presents a new approach to a successful strategy to re-engineer an organization's nurse practice council that increases the value to the organization and creates excitement and energy in the staff with improved productivity...
- The moved to evidenced-based practice from a clinical nursing questionMarjorie M V Heinzer
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 4904, USA
J Nurses Staff Dev 23:293-7. 2007..Findings of the study gave evidence for clinical practice change and revision of care guidelines...
- Selecting a model for evidence-based practice changes: a practical approachAnna Gawlinski
Ronald Reagan University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
AACN Adv Crit Care 19:291-300. 2008..This article outlines a systematic process that can be used by organizations to select an evidence-based practice model that best meets the needs of their institution...
- Valuing different points of viewMelanie Sims
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nurs Manag (Harrow) 14:16-9. 2007
- Implementing nursing grand rounds in a community hospitalKathleen M Furlong
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California 92658 6100, USA
Clin Nurse Spec 21:287-91. 2007..The purpose of this article is to describe the process of implementing Nursing Grand Rounds in a community hospital...
- Staff development planning in an academic health sciences libraryLinda M Hartman
Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Scaife Hall, DeSoto and Terrace Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Med Libr Assoc 93:271-7. 2005....
- A nursing quality program driven by evidence-based practiceJacqueline J Anderson
Division of Nursing, Unit 82, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Nurs Clin North Am 44:83-91, xi. 2009....
- Falls prevention for elders in acute care: an evidence-based nursing practice initiativeTamara H Murphy
Department of Care Coordination, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 31:33-9. 2008..The discussion addresses implications and outcomes associated with the empowerment of nursing staff to respond to benchmarking measures, implement evidence-based practices, and use the same benchmarking procedure to measure outcomes...
- Pneumonia management in the intensive care settingSusan Leininger-Hogan
Performance Improvement Department, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E N Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 34:110-5. 2011..A list of identified issues and resolution of these issues is included in this article...
- Achieving restraint-free on an inpatient behavioral health unitSandra A Barton
Behavioral Health Unit, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA 17201, USA
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 47:34-40. 2009..Person-centered care delivered by frontline staff led to culture change, a restraint-free environment, and less medication...
- Reengineering a cardiovascular surgery serviceP A Tunick
Non Invasive Cardiology Laboratory, New York University Medical Center, New York 10016, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 23:203-16. 1997..The average waiting time from when a referring physician requested a patient transfer and the time when an NYUMC physician accepted the transfer decreased from an average of 9 hours under the old system to immediate acceptance...
- Institutional review board approval and publication of human research resultsR J Amdur
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
JAMA 277:909-14. 1997..To determine if journals' instructions for authors require that manuscripts being considered for publication indicate that studies involving human subjects had appropriate institutional review board (IRB) approval...
- Implementing modular nursing in a long-term care facilityC L Anderson
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Toronto, Canada
J Nurs Adm 23:29-35. 1993..The authors describe their experience of implementing a nursing care delivery model that resulted in improved continuity of care, accountability for client outcomes, and the effective use of different staff levels...
- Increasing the safety of analgesia use in a community hospitalMichael P Gulseth
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:1143-6. 2004
- "Code Silver:" an EMTALA compliant response to ill or injured nonpatients on hospital propertyKathleen Evanovich Zavotsky
Emergency Department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
J Emerg Nurs 29:46-8. 2003
- A model for learning research by doing researchJennifer Curry
St Christopher s Hospital For Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1934, USA
J Nurs Adm 38:215-8. 2008
- Examining the effectiveness of health and safety committees and representatives: a reviewNadine Milgate
CRS Australia, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Work 19:281-90. 2002..Recommendations are made for future research to be conducted to test the current anecdotal evidence and assumptions associated with the operation and effectiveness of health and safety committees...
- Implementing a rapid response team: factors influencing successTheresa Murray
Community Health Network, 1500 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219, USA
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 18:493-501, x. 2006..This article reports on the implementation and ongoing use of a RRT at a community health care setting, highlighting important considerations and strategies for success...
- Clinical practice guidelines: a manual for developing evidence-based guidelines to facilitate performance measurement and quality improvementRichard M Rosenfeld
SUNY Downstate Medical Center and The Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:S1-28. 2006
- Reap the benefits: effective and efficient committeesJon Beaty
PacifiCare Behavioral Health Northwest Region, Hillsboro, OR, USA
J Healthc Qual 25:36-8. 2003
- The resource-based relative value scale and neuroradiology: ASNR's history at the RUCWilliam D Donovan
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The William W Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT 06360, USA
Neuroimaging Clin N Am 22:421-36. 2012..In recent years, governmental and RUC initiatives have created an unfavorable environment for neuroradiologists to maintain reimbursement levels seen previously...
- Using the Roy adaptation model in management of work groupsDebra R Hanna
Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Nurs Sci Q 19:226-7. 2006
- Strategic planning by the palliative care steering committee of the Middle East Cancer ConsortiumShannon Y Moore
Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S39-46. 2011..The dream to prevent and relieve suffering for millions of patients with advanced disease will become reality with a powerful strategic planning process well implemented...
- [Management committees in health services: an empirical study]Luiz Carlos de Oliveira Cecilio
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Cad Saude Publica 26:557-66. 2010..The primary data were submitted to an epistemological discussion anchored in the idea of double hermeneutics, multiple validation of research results, and the relationship between theory and practice...
- Implementation of clinical supervision in action: Part 2: implementation and beyondLisa Lynch
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, Southern Health, Queensland, Australia
Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:65-72. 2008....
- Fairness opinions in health care transactions--cause and effect: the emergence of private equity funds as a driving force in big and small transactions and the resulting increased use of fairness opinionsScott Becker
McGuireWoods LLP, Health Care Department, Chicago, USA
J Health Care Finance 33:85-91. 2007..This article covers rules and guidelines that should be adhered to in the issuance and review of fairness opinions...
- Seeing the NICE side of cost-effectiveness analysis: a qualitative investigation of the use of CEA in NICE technology appraisalsStirling Bryan
Health Economics Facility, University of Birmingham, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, UK
Health Econ 16:179-93. 2007..Other issues highlighted include perceived weaknesses in analysis methods and the poor alignment between the health maximisation objectives assumed in economic analyses and the range of other objectives facing decision-makers in reality...
- The transformation of psychoanalysis in America: emigré analysts and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and institute, 1935-1961Nellie L Thompson
J Am Psychoanal Assoc 60:9-44. 2012..The reminiscences of two emigré analysts, Peter Neubauer and Kurt R. Eissler, on their experience of coming to the United States close the paper...
- Long-term acute care hospitals: one hospital's experienceDeborah Himes
Department of Nursing, Pennsylvania State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 31:46-51. 2008..Implications are given for organizations to consider in utilizing LTACHs for care of stable, yet seriously ill, elderly ICU patients...
- Effects of a continuous quality improvement program on helicopter liftoff timesC Chase
Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, Missouri, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 5:384-6. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that employing a program utilizing CQI concepts can shorten helicopter liftoff times and improve response times in aeromedical programs...
- Designing and implementing insulin infusion protocols and order setsAndrew J Ahmann
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
J Hosp Med 3:42-54. 2008..In many cases, it is best to start more conservatively and methodically intensify the protocol. Continuous assessment of protocol errors, adverse events, staff satisfaction, and outcomes is vital to overall success...
- Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for a dying patientMary P McNicholl
Altnagelvin Hospitals Trust, Londonderry
Nurs Stand 20:46-50. 2006..The patient remained on the care pathway for 12 days. This reflection demonstrates that, as long as patients continue to meet the criteria for the LCP, some may be on the care pathway for more than the recognised average of two days...
- Fitness to practise for student nurses: principles, standards and proceduresTimothy I David
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester
Nurs Times 106:23-6. 2010..This article outlines how fitness to practise procedures apply to nursing and midwifery students in the U.K. and explains the key differences between how they are applied to trainees and to registered nurses...
- [Organizational methods and possibilities of medical self-control]G Schewe
MMW Munch Med Wochenschr 121:545-6. 1979
- The organization of infection control in BelgiumG Reybrouck
Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
J Hosp Infect 47:32-5. 2001....
- Priority setting for new technologies in medicine: qualitative case studyP A Singer
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L4
BMJ 321:1316-8. 2000..To describe priority setting for new technologies in medicine...
- Paradigm shifts in clinical trials enabled by information technologyR G Marks
Division of Biostatistics, Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Box 100212, Gainesville, FL 32610, U S A
Stat Med 20:2683-96. 2001..The future appears bright for web-based clinical trials...
- Adherence to prescribed explicit criteria during utilization review. An analysis of communications between attending and reviewing physiciansL C Kleinman
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
JAMA 278:497-501. 1997..Utilization review (UR) seeks to improve quality and cost-efficiency of health care. However, how well the process works in practice has not been assessed...
- Development of an outcomes management program at an academic medical centerM Morris
Medical Informatics, Houston, TX, USA
Best Pract Benchmarking Healthc 1:118-25. 1996..At M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, we initiated a program that would reduce practice variability and increase quality with a model that was familiar to the faculty...
- Critical analysis of the current American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous melanoma and proposal of a new staging systemA C Buzaid
Department of Melanoma Sarcoma and Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
J Clin Oncol 15:1039-51. 1997..To critically review the accuracy of the current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for cutaneous melanoma and propose a more useful staging system...
- Staff-driven strategic planning: learning from the past, embracing the futureJennifer Johnson Kuntz
Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, P O Box 100206, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0206, USA
J Med Libr Assoc 91:79-83. 2003
- Correlation between the procedure for antifungal susceptibility testing for Candida spp. of the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and four commercial techniquesM Cuenca-Estrella
Servicio de Micologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Clin Microbiol Infect 11:486-92. 2005..The commercial methods, particularly Etest and Fungitest, appeared to be suitable alternatives to the EUCAST procedure for antifungal susceptibility testing of clinical isolates of Candida...
- Impact of local guidelines and an integrated dispensing system on antibiotic prophylaxis quality in a surgical centreC Alerany
Pharmacy Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
J Hosp Infect 60:111-7. 2005..9% in the pre-implementation stage to 94.9% in the postimplementation stage (P<0.001). The implementation of a multidisciplinary protocol and design of medication sets helped to improve the practice of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis...
- Implementing the Quality-Caring Model in acute careJoanne R Duffy
School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064, USA
J Nurs Adm 35:4-6. 2005
- The "experimenting agency". The California Youth Authority Research DivisionTed Palmer
Eval Rev 27:228-66. 2003..The authors explore some general reasons why this happened...
- Expanding the avenues for addressing patient safetyMarcia M Piotrowski
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
Mich Health Hosp 38:33. 2002..It is one of several approaches the facility uses to address error prevention or to contain its damaging effects...
- A magnet nursing service approach to nursing's role in quality improvementLinda Burnes Bolton
Cedars Sinai Health System, 8700 Beverly Boulevara, Room 2033, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Nurs Adm Q 27:344-54. 2003..Nursing's role in achieving clinical and service quality for patients, communities, and staff are essential characteristics of magnet-designated nursing service organizations...
- The quest for best practice in caring for the home care patient with an indwelling urinary catheter: the New Jersey experienceJosephine Sienkiewicz
Home Care Association of New Jersey, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 26:121-8; quiz 129-30. 2008..A literature search showed a paucity of evidence. Therefore, the Association agreed to lead a project aimed at identifying what was currently happening in home care settings as a beginning benchmark...
- Use of quality index tracking to drive improvement in clinical outcomesEugene Petra
Richmond Kidney Center, Staten Island, New York, USA
Nephrol News Issues 20:67-8, 70-1, 83. 2006..By January 2005, RKC had significantly improved its DQI and ranked fourth out of 658 clinics. This article will summarize how this unit successfully improved their clinical outcomes utilizing the DQI index developed by DaVita...
- Improving venous thromboembolism prevention processes and outcomes at a community hospitalJeanine Gray
Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:61-6. 2012..The development of a formal, active strategy addressing the prevention of VTE, as a written, institutionwide VTE prophylaxis policy, presents a challenge for hospitals..
- Nosocomial infection control in district hospitals in northern ThailandMarasri Juntaradee
Doi Saket Hospital, Chiang Mai
J Med Assoc Thai 88:S120-3. 2005..To study the practice of nosocomial infection (NI) control in district hospitals...
- Developing ethical guidelines for pharmaceutical company support in an academic mental health centerJeanne L Steiner
Connecticut Mental Health Center and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, 06519, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:1079-80, 1089. 2003
- Zapping VAP with evidence-based practicePatricia Lawson
Intensive Care Unit, Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA, USA
Nursing 35:66-7. 2005
- A COMIT model utilization to improve first-case start timeP E Windle
Day Surgery Center Preoperative Area and Phase II Recovery, PreAdmission Testing and Postanesthesia Care Unit, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 6720 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Lippincotts Case Manag 6:38-46. 2001..The overall process improvements are discussed using the eight-step COMIT model, which showed the overall success of the project...
- Nurse Practitioner Corporate Partner CouncilJudith S Dempster
J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:49. 2007
- Improving patient safety and physician accountability using the hospital credentialing processAlan J Forster
Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Open Med 5:e79-86. 2011..Central licensing authorities could help to coordinate these programs on a province- or state-wide basis to ensure uniformity of standards and to avoid duplication of efforts...
- Form and function. Streamline documentation during the admission processKimberly A Hensley
Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio, USA
Nurs Manage 33:38-40. 2002..Develop and implement an assessment form that eliminates asking a patient the same questions multiple times, saving staff time and effort...
- Innovative Breast CA Case Management for the UnderservedPeter Raich; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- A Web-based Conference on Evidence Based Practice for Rural HospitalsKathleen Oman; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Discharge Planning and Telehealth for Post CABG EldersRuth Kleinpell; Fiscal Year: 2009....