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  • Don’t miss our May webinar!

    • April 27, 2017
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    Join us on Wednesday, May 3 for "Simulation: Why it’s Imperative to Discharge Teaching," presented by Linda Hutter, BA, RT, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

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  • Hospitals Deliver Better Care, Cut Costs with Evidence-Based Model

    • November 5, 2015
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    Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide.

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  • Attending the ASHRM Conference in Indianapolis?  Please stop by EMS’ booth #211!

    • October 16, 2015
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    Stop by for a demo of SIMULATIONiQ Mobile. Perfect for every floor at your hospital: train your staff using our easy-to-use SIMULATIONiQ Mobile video capture and debrief solution whenever you need to conduct in-house training.

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  • Multitasking in the ER Means More Patient Safety Hazards

    • September 25, 2015
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    Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. The results of a study of one hospital's transition from a homegrown EHR to a commercial EHR were published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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  • Don’t Miss Our October Webinar!

    • September 16, 2015
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    Join us for "Planning Hospital-Based Simulation Centers with Limited Available Space: The Case for Multi-Functional Spaces," presented by Richard Pizzi, AIA, RA, NCARB, CEO and Healthcare Studio Leader, Lavallee Brensinger Architects.

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  • Simulation Predicts ICU Bed Occupancy Rates

    • August 4, 2015
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    Patients in a more serious condition or who have a greater need of support for various organic systems affected are admitted to ICUs. According to researchers, "Contrary to what one might think, the patients admitted to them do not do so 'to die', as one of the determining factors for admitting them is that there should exist a reasonable expectation of recovery with a good quality of life. Despite that, the mortality rate in these units is high."

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  • OSHA Cracks Down on On-the-Job Nurse Injuries

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    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will crack down on hospitals, for the first time ever, to prevent an epidemic of back and arm injuries among nursing employees. Nurses and nursing assistants suffer more of those debilitating injuries than any other occupation, and those injuries are caused mainly by moving and lifting patients.

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  • Are Hospitals Doing Enough to Keep Nurses Safe?

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    Just 40 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce.

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  • Remote Command Centers Monitor Hospital Patients from Afar

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    Carolinas HealthCare System monitors ICUs in 10 of its hospitals from this command center near Charlotte. There are usually seven to nine critical care specialists on hand in the center. Nurses are here around the clock; doctors work nights, and everyone still spends time at the actual hospitals.

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  • A Looming Crisis? Rural Areas Struggle with Hospital Closures

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    A total of 50 hospitals in the rural U.S. have closed since 2010, and the pace has been accelerating, with more closures in the past two years than in the previous 10 years combined, according to the National Rural Health Association. That could be just the beginning of what some health care analysts fear will be a crisis.

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