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Survey: 5 Key Insights into Clinician Workplace Injuries

January 2, 2014
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A recent survey from Nurture® by Steelcase found that escalating workplace demands on clinicians have increased the likelihood of them being injured on the job. Nurture® by Steelcase focuses on developing user-centered healthcare solutions. According to the press release announcing the survey, Nurture “views the healthcare environment as an integral part of the healing process […]

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What Really Causes ‘Never Events’ to Occur?

October 22, 2013
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A topic that comes up occasionally in HCE’s interviews with healthcare executives is the subject of patient falls, especially in the overall context of patient safety. In fact, John Ryan of NPR reports that falls are actually playing into a larger conflict “between nurses and hospitals over how to improve the safety of hospitalized patients.” […]

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Which of Your Hospital’s Employees is Most Satisfied with Their Jobs?

October 3, 2013
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Take this survey for what it is: a small sampling of attendees at their association’s annual meeting. However, going by this small sampling, the employees most satisfied with their jobs at your organization may surprise you. The survey in question was conducted by temporary physician and NP staffing firm Staff Care, an affiliate with recruitment […]

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Remembering the Second Victim (Part 3 of 3)

April 3, 2013

In our previous post, we continued our look at the second victim involved in an adverse event, the provider, and explored ways in which a healthcare organization can provide emotional support for those victims. But what are some of the barriers to that support? And what kind of a design can you institute for your […]

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Remembering the Second Victim (Part 2 of 3)

April 3, 2013

In our last posting, we began to look at the research behind the second victims of an adverse event at a healthcare organization. These second victims are, of course, the providers, Tami Swartz explains in the February 2013 issue of Patient Safety Monitor and reprinted on the HealthLeaders Media site. The research cited established that […]

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Remembering the Second Victim (Part 1 of 3)

April 3, 2013

Having open and transparent lines of communication between the leadership and staff at a healthcare organization is vitally important. To create a culture in which physicians, nurses, and housekeepers are afraid to report when something has gone wrong not only jeopardizes patient safety, but also impacts the overall quality of the organization’s care. This is […]

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Industry Survey Reveals Goals and Priorities of Healthcare Leaders (Part 2 of 2)

February 27, 2013

Yesterday, we looked at the first three areas of an Industry Survey conducted by HealthLeaders Media that examined several challenges and issues confronting healthcare leaders in 2013. Today, we look at the final three areas of that survey. The information below is based on an article written by Margaret Dick Tocknell. ****** Fourth, the greatest […]

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