mednews-logo.300We know you’re busy, but we don’t want you to miss important healthcare quality and patient safety news. Below is a roundup of stories you may have missed but need to take a look at before calling it a week. (Sign up on the right if you’d like these news alerts delivered to you.)

  1. Looking to Transform Healthcare? – Ask a Nurse
    Teams in Texas, North Carolina, Indiana and Massachusetts have completed the Clinical Scene Investigator Academy program, developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to empower bedside nurses as clinician leaders and change agents. Access excellent free and proven materials used in implementing successful initiatives to reduce pressure ulcers, prevent falls and help patients get back on their feet sooner. 
  2. Mercy Health Uses AHRQ’s Patient Safety Culture Survey and TeamSTEPPS to Enhance Care
    A new case study presented by Mercy Health describes how the system utilized the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture and TeamSTEPPS to revamp its patient safety event reporting system, develop event management guidelines, and decrease reportable events.
  3. White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Big Steps, Plus Disappointments
    Read the long-awaited Report to the President on Combating Antibiotic Resistance as well as a just-released national strategy for battling antibiotic- resistant bacteria and get a snippet of what certain experts are saying about initiatives proposed by the White House.
  4. Peter Drucker’s Brilliant 47-Year-Old Idea Could Transform Healthcare
    Frontline healthcare professionals have long understood the skill of thinking on your feet. Now, it’s time for healthcare leadership to embrace, empower and trust team members with the ability to adapt.