The ECRI Institute, an independent authority on the medical practice and product safety, recently published its Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019. All the items in the report are important, but items 6, 8 and 10 merit additional scrutiny. They include, respectively:Detecting Changes in a Patient’s Condition, Early Recognition of Sepsis across the Continuum, Standardizing Safety Efforts across Large Health Systems
A new study published in the Journal of Critical Care found that occurrences of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) on general care floors may be more common than previously documented.1 The PRODIGY study, which included 1,500 patients across 16 sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia, confirmed that OIRD occurred in 46 percent of patients.
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Before the mainstream adoption of today’s digital healthcare technologies, nurses relied much more on their senses, clinical training and instinct to monitor patients. Devices played a secondary role, as an aide to the nurse.
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Here is where we get into an issue of semantics. In a forthcoming concept analysis to be published by the HIMSS Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), I argue that clinicians often use the terms ‘monitoring’ and ‘surveillance’ interchangeably.
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