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What Nurses Want: Streamlined Mobile Healthcare Cart Solutions
Efficient, “all-in-one” tools enhance caregivers ability to keep the focus on patients. Workstations on wheels—WOWs—are the equivalent of the nurse’s office. This equipment is integral to rounding, charting, and administering care and must help not hinder workflow. Nurses spend 35% of their time on documentation or an equivalent of 3.5 hours of the workday entering information at a computer. To maximize workflows, they seek designs and devices that are appropriate to the setting, comfortable, and easy to maneuver.
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Augmenting the heartbeat of clinical processes, patient care delivery
Workstation on wheels utility consistently remains a work in progress. (Healthcare Purchasing News - July 2020)
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Cornell University - Healthcare Computer Cart Ergonomic Checklist
This checklist gives some guidance on ergonomic issues that are important considerations for a decision maker who is selecting the best computer cart for their needs.
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ISMP Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals 2018-2019
Institute for Safe Medication Practices Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals 2018-2019. Identify, inspire, and mobilize widespread, national adoption of consensus-based best practices for specific medication safety issues that continue to cause fatal and harmful errors in patients
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Clinical pharmacist prescribing activities in the Veterans Health Administration
A comprehensive overview of clinical pharmacist prescribing authority and collaborative drug therapy management activities within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is presented. (American Journal of Health System Pharmacists, Sep 2016)
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Seven Outcomes of Successful Patient Engagement Strategies
There are numerous patient engagement strategies aimed at improving care. What are the outcomes that show these solutions are working?
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The Mighty Octopus of Medication Management
Medication management means different things to different departments but always with the common goal of delivering safe, appropriate treatment to every patient. It means adopting systems that will help reduce errors, evaluate potential interactions, identify expired medicines quickly and alert clinicians about recalls in real-time. Medication management also entails implementing tools and processes that are designed to prevent drug diversion, inappropriate prescribing, enhance distribution and tracking, support inventory management and improve stock visibility.
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Augmenting the heartbeat of clinical processes, patient care delivery - Healthcare Purchasing News
Call them data and information sidekicks or even the defibrillator assisting the heartbeat of patient care, but workstations – mobile and station­ary – really function as workhorses throughout the clinical and operational areas.
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