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Nurses deliver in the digital world: Real champions for change

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Apr 12, 2016 @ 11:23 AM

This week, I decided to review a few of the articles I’d written over the years. I was drawn to an article I wrote for ADVANCE on the complexity of nursing in the digital world. Although authored several years ago, the theme is as relevant today as when it was originally published.

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Tags: Nurses, Clinical, Clinical Analytics, Clinical Documentation

Under the Hood of Medical Devices

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Oct 01, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

This article was orginally published on September 11, 2015 in Hospital EMR and EHR.

When it comes to medical devices, most people think of patient monitoring and physiologic data such as HR, SPO2, respiration rate waveforms and physiologic alarms. But there’s a lot more “under the hood” of a device – a lot more than just physiologic data that, when applied in new ways, can contribute to patient safety efforts and help with operational efficiencies. 

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Tags: Patient Data, Alarms and Alerts, Health IT, Clinical Analytics, Medical Device Data, Patient Monitor

Be Prepared!

Posted by Cyndi Coyne, RN on Sep 22, 2015 @ 04:00 AM


In addition to being a nurse, I have been the proud mom to a Boy Scout for quite some time now.  He absolutely loves the Scouts and it’s been a wonderful experience for him.  I have to admit, he is growing and maturing into quite a fine young man and, with the help of great Scout Masters as well as a lot of hard work on his part, he’s developed leadership skills that he would’ve had a hard time acquiring outside of Scouts.  His ultimate goal is to become an Eagle Scout.  He is well on his way and I have no doubt he will attain it.

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Tags: Nurses, Nursing Stories, Clinical, Clinical Analytics, Nurses Week, Clinical Documentation

Are you aware that your patient’s ventilator has just disconnected?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 19, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

It’s a thorny issue that’s difficult to defend.  Bedside ventilators become disconnected with some frequency, and the results are often fatal. The device alarms that should notify caregivers about a problem may be incorrectly set or overlooked in the noisy bustle of the hospital floor.  ECRI ranked ventilator disconnection as a Top 10 Health Hazard.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Patient Care, Medical Device Integration, Alarms and Alerts, Health IT, Healthcare Technology, Clinical, Clinical Analytics

Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health

Posted by Monica Demers on Mar 29, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Blog Series: Medical device integration addresses multiple health technology hazards

Caution: Healthcare technology can be hazardous to your health—if it isn’t managed properly, that is. No organization knows this better than the ECRI Institute—the nationally recognized nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.  Each year, ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards List has been helping providers identify and address major technology-related problems that can impede clinician effectiveness and compromise patient safety.

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Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Alarms and Alerts, Alarm Fatigue, Health IT, Clinical Analytics, Medical Device Data

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