Many nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals have to use a electronic health record systems. They often face the task of documenting on patient’s medical records begrudgingly and don’t appreciate the technology they are using. They feel that this time spent documenting could better bet spent with the patients. What many of them don’t realize is that the resentment they hold for for EMR (electronic medical records) can actually cause them to spend less time with their patient’s. It’s … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Increase Staff Engagement in EHR Software and Increase Patient Satisfaction
Every time you go to the hospital, you've probably noticed that while not everyone is wearing the same pattern, they're often all wearing scrubs. You may ask: Why are nursing uniforms scrubs? Sometimes, even the non-clinical employees wear them. So why is it that hospitals usually have policies stating that nurses must wear scrubs? Nursing Uniforms Scrubs While the scrubs nurse's wear in a hospital might look like any other employee, many healthcare organizations make efforts to ensure that … [Read more...] about Why Are Nursing Uniforms Scrubs?
Over 90,000 deaths occur annually due to hospital acquired infections. Most of these deaths could be prevented with simple solutions, like adequate hand washing. An innovative technology called Hyginex seeks to assist healthcare workers everywhere in ensuring they are meeting the standards for hand hygiene. To view a demo of Hyginex click here. Every healthcare worker knows the importance of adequate hand hygiene. Unfortunately there are many nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers who do … [Read more...] about Washing Your Hands While Being Under Digital Surveillance
I had the opportunity to screen the film Puncture. Puncture puts the very real risk that healthcare workers face everyday, needle-sticks, in the forefront of the media. Every day nurses risk exposure to deadly and devastating diseases from HIV, AIDS, hepatitis B, C, and other deadly bloodborne pathogens. Nurses risk their own lives to save the lives of others. Based on a true story, the film follows the dramatic legal battle faced by two budding lawyers who take on the biomedical … [Read more...] about Puncture: Feature Film Showcases Risk of Needlestick Injuries for Nurses