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Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk - Boston.com (blog)

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk - Boston.com (blog) | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it

New York Daily News Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk Boston.com (blog) The Joint Commission issued a “sentinel event alert” to hospitals, saying that the problem of “alarm fatigue” can jeopardize...

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Copper may be key to reducing hospital-acquired infections

Copper may be key to reducing hospital-acquired infections | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it

Hospitals have to get creative and use all available resources in the battle to prevent patients from contracting hospital-acquired infections. One interesting technique that’s been proven to reduc...

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Hospitals ramp up geriatric programs - Columbus Dispatch

Hospitals ramp up geriatric programs - Columbus Dispatch | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Columbus Dispatch Hospitals ramp up geriatric programs Columbus Dispatch Although falls are a concern for anyone who is sick or disoriented, they pose greater risks of fractures and bleeding for older patients, said Jennifer Browning, a Wexner...
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Approaching Illness as a Team at the Cleveland Clinic

Approaching Illness as a Team at the Cleveland Clinic | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
The Cleveland Clinic hospital system finds innovative ways to cut the costs of treating a patient.
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Treating frailty as it is: a medical condition - Stuff.co.nz

Treating frailty as it is: a medical condition - Stuff.co.nz | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Stuff.co.nzTreating frailty as it is: a medical conditionStuff.co.nzIn 2001, Fried and research colleagues were the first to define the physical characteristics of frailty in a landmark paper published in the Journal of Gerontology.
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For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first step - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first step - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first stepRochester Democrat and ChronicleDaniel Nowak, associate director of geriatric nursing for Strong Memorial Hospital, said it's a hospital's responsibility to make sure patients can return...
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Hospitals Offer Wide Array Of Services To Keep Patients From ...

Hospitals Offer Wide Array Of Services To Keep Patients From ... | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
And hospitals are not assuming that personnel in nursing homes and other facilities know how to properly care for their patients and follow the hospital discharge instructions. Patients taking the wrong dose or mixing ...
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For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first step - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first step - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
For hospitals, heading off delirium is treatment's first stepRochester Democrat and ChronicleDaniel Nowak, associate director of geriatric nursing for Strong Memorial Hospital, said it's a hospital's responsibility to make sure patients can return...
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Care Innovations Collaboration Yields 75% Reduction in Rehospitalizations - Senior Housing News

Care Innovations Collaboration Yields 75% Reduction in RehospitalizationsSenior Housing NewsNearly all of the approximately 300 patients participating in the study were home-based, but the study's implications could extend to senior living...
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How to Bypass the Revolving Door - NYTimes.com

How to Bypass the Revolving Door - NYTimes.com | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
By JUDITH GRAHAM. Last week, I wrote about older people in nursing homes who are transferred to hospitals when their health takes a turn for the worse, even if they don't want aggressive medical interventions.
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Hospitals urged to end punitive responses to error reports - American Medical News

Hospitals urged to end punitive responses to error reports - American Medical News | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Hospitals urged to end punitive responses to error reportsAmerican Medical NewsHospital leaders need to make clear that quality and safety reporting systems should not be gamed, the NAHQ report said.
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Why Patients Leave Hospitals With a Bad Taste In Their Mouths -

Why Patients Leave Hospitals With a Bad Taste In Their Mouths - | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it

Disrespect, Lucian Leape believes, is the elephant in the hospital.


According to the adjunct professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, disrespect is the reason why so many patients leave the E.R. feeling belittled or ignored. It’s why medical workers feel so “demoralized.” And it’s why—despite attempts at change in the last decade—we still see medical errors that cause needless suffering and even cost lives.


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Medical errors continue to dog healthcare | Healthcare IT News

RT @plus91: Medical errors continue to dog healthcare http://t.co/kAxcRhrz #ptsafety #hcsm #healthIT...
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Taking the guesswork out of patient handoffs  : Hospitalist News

Taking the guesswork out of patient handoffs  : Hospitalist News | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it

Dr. Jennifer O’Toole is a pediatric and adult hospitalist who splits her time between two different Cincinnati hospitals where she teaches residents, conducts educational research, and sees patients.

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Nursing homes in state going 'alarm-free,' liking the results - TheDay.com

Nursing homes in state going 'alarm-free,' liking the results - TheDay.com | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Nursing homes in state going 'alarm-free,' liking the results TheDay.com There really is none," said Ann Spenard, a geriatrics specialist and vice president of operations for Qualidigm, the state's Medicare quality-improvement agency, which...
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Successful Aging Does Not Equal Aging without Disability | GeriPal ...

Successful Aging Does Not Equal Aging without Disability | GeriPal ... | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Our objectives are: 1) to create an online community of interdisciplinary providers interested in geriatrics or palliative care; 2) to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and disruptive commentary that changes clinical ...
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Hospitals' physical environment can threaten patient safety - FierceHealthcare

RT @FierceHealth: #Patientsafety threat: the hospital itself. Design plays role in falls, infections http://t.co/Oc8oF0Ku #ptsafety
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Daily Kos: AGEISM: The biggest bigotry in America today. Someone, please pay attention.

I want this conversation to be about ageism. I don't hear that conversation going on anywhere of note today, and I don't hear it going on here at the Dkos. And it's UBER important because it ...

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Joint Commission: You can't have patient safety without health care ...

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For employee health professionals, growing recognition of the link between worker safety and patient safety may mean greater collaboration, more support from hospital leadership, and enhanced resources.
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Cognitive Decline After Hospitalization - AgingCare.com

Cognitive Decline After Hospitalization - AgingCare.com | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Hospitalized elders sometimes experience trauma that may trip the dementia trigger. "Hospital delirium" occurs when an elderly person suffers extreme cognitive decline after a hospitalization.
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Many Surgical Complications Show Up After Patients Get Home - KERA News

Many Surgical Complications Show Up After Patients Get Home - KERA News | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
GPBMany Surgical Complications Show Up After Patients Get HomeKERA NewsHalf of those complications occur within nine days of patients leaving the hospital. As hospitals squeeze costs, they're sending patients home sooner.
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Debt Collectors in the E.R. and Delivery Room: Is Profit-Driven Medicine at a Breakpoint? | TIME.com

Debt Collectors in the E.R. and Delivery Room: Is Profit-Driven Medicine at a Breakpoint? | TIME.com | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Imagine that you’ve brought your child to the emergency room and you're revealing your most private health information to the hospital staff member at the desk, desperate because you fear your child’s very life is at risk.

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Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that? | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Since January of this year, more than half a million people have seen my talk. A small number of people have (rightly) taken me to task for not doing better.
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Hospitals look to lower readmission rates - Boston Globe

Hospitals look to lower readmission rates - Boston Globe | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
Boston GlobeHospitals look to lower readmission ratesBoston GlobeDays after she was discharged to her Saugus home from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after being treated for pneumonia, Carol Sewell got a call.
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New Statistics: Genesis Capital Comments on Senior Housing Gains in ... - Equities.com

New Statistics: Genesis Capital Comments on Senior Housing Gains in ... - Equities.com | Hospitals and Aging | Scoop.it
New Statistics: Genesis Capital Comments on Senior Housing Gains in ...Equities.comThe National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC).
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