In Safe Patient Care
Medical errors and their impact on patient morbidity, mortality, and the estimated cost of care are receiving increased scrutiny‚Äîan area of particular concern for errors caused by increased demands on physicians and nurses, particularly from caring for more, and sicker patients. Although many errors are individualistic, their severity and associated morbidity may be significantly reduced through prompt detection. Compounding this problem, the US is in the midst of a nursing shortage crisis that is expected to worsen with the aging population. Improving patient safety through a combination of monitoring technology, better education of clinicians and refinement of monitoring protocols can help to attain the goal of zero tolerance for serious patient harm. Helping to reach this goal is the purpose of Initiatives in Safe Patient Care. We will address topics in patient surveillance in evidence-based articles, symposia, commentaries and case studies and each issue will be accredited for continuing education credits.
Early Warning Systems: Early Identification of the Deteriorating Patient
Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc.
To view on-demand webinar
Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care,
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477
and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
Supported by an educational grant from Medtronic