In many medical circumstances, clinicians and caregivers may choose to not leave a patient alone. For example, a patient may present a fall risk, experience confusion and agitation, or be […]
Midland Health chose the AvaSure TeleSitter program to be able to promote safety and to protect and give their patients the extra attention they deserve. Read the full article here.
As coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., experts say the outbreak is revealing the healthcare industry inability to control infections at its own facilities or protect employees. Modern Healthcare […]
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital implements the TeleSitter to provide a safer and higher experience of patient care, by allowing their nurses and Patient Care Associates (PCAs) to spend more time […]
New systematic review published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds video monitoring as a more effective patient safety strategy than 1:1 sitters
Bedside “Sitters”, often used for patients at high risk for falls, have been deemed expensive, and their effectiveness unclear. Annals of Internal Medicine reviewed evidence, and compared the effects of […]
To address the challenge of patient falls and the cost associated with it, most hospitals assign staff to sit in high fall risk patients’ rooms. Sitters have never been proven […]
With medical errors persisting, why aren’t cost-effective safety and quality solutions gaining more traction?
By Melanie C. Dreher, Patricia Quigley, Catherine Rick and Marla J. Weston More than 20 years after the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report “To Err is Human” […]
This strategy can benefit both nurses and patients. By Patricia A. Quigley, PhD, MPH, MS, APRN; Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN; and Jill Kaminski, MS Healthcare workers are four times more […]
Workplace violence (WPV) across all industries, including health care, continues to increase in the United States. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health refers to WPV as violent acts, […]
Covenant Health Plainview is committed to promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of all patients. Because of this, the hospital has announced the utilization of new technology that is […]