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Social care staff shortages putting patient safety at risk, say NHS bosses

Community Care

A social care staffing ‘crisis’ is putting patient safety at risk and undermining NHS efforts to clear backlogs and relieve record A&E pressures.

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Build Safety Culture During Patient Safety Awareness Week

Relias

How’s your organization doing in keeping your patients safe? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 13-19, 2022, so it’s a good time to ask this question and make an honest assessment of where you stand. What is Patient Safety Awareness Week?

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New Peripartum Depression Study Shows Gap Between Screening and Outcomes

Relias

Elise Valdes, PhD, is the primary author; I am maternal patient safety lead; and my colleague, Rola Aamar, PhD, is one of the leads in behavioral health at Relias. ACOG notes that screening alone can benefit patients by raising awareness of warning signs and symptoms.

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Why don’t people receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments after self-harm?

The Social Care Elf

Amelia Talbot looks at a recent qualitative study of patient and carer perspectives, which explores the reasons why some patients do not receive a psychosocial assessment in emergency departments following self-harm.

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The Six Domains of Health Care Quality — New Considerations

Relias

Healthcare organizations have been using a quality improvement framework consisting of six attributes — safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable — for decades. Patient medical records include documentation of patient histories and care.

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Don’t Call Us Heroes: Nursing Is a Calling — and a Profession

Relias

A survey of 1,800 nurses conducted by Fierce Healthcare revealed that 39% of nurses reported a stressful work environment, and 53% reported that there was insufficient staff to meet patient needs. Staff nurses and travel nurses can successfully help manage patient care.

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Article Review: Nurse Onboarding Can Improve Critical Thinking, Knowledge, and Satisfaction

Relias

As leaders continue to focus on improving quality of care , improving the patient experience, and reducing readmissions, healthcare organizations find an even greater need for an effective onboarding process to ensure nurses are prepared to care for complex patient populations.

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NHS is at breaking point and putting patients at high risk, bosses warn

The Guardian

The health service has hit “breaking point”, the leaders say, with record numbers of patients seeking care.

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Case Worker Burnout = Turnover

Famcare

The paperwork required for patient safety, privacy, accountability, and continuity has grown algebraically alongside documentation to secure funding. Burnout.

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Police opens investigation into abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC

Community Care

Police have opened an investigation into abuse of patients at a mental health hospital uncovered by the BBC. Undercover reporter Alan Haslam, who spent three months at the centre, also found staff falsely recording that they had carried out required observations of patients.

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Compulsory Covid jab for NHS staff could ramp up vaccine uptake, says Javid – video

The Guardian

About 93% of NHS staff have received a Covid vaccine, according to the health secretary, who said the continued lack of uptake by a small minority raised concerns about patient safety Coronavirus UK: latest updates Continue reading. Sajid Javid has said the government is considering making it obligatory for all NHS staff in England to get vaccinated for Covid-19 after a similar move in the care sector, to pass into law on 6 November, led to a surge in vaccines.

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Older people unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals because of poor DoLS practice, warns CQC

Community Care

The CQC said that, in some older people’s wards, staff were applying for a DoLS authorisation after the expiry of a patient’s stay for admission under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983, in cases where the person needed ongoing hospital care.

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When Risks Collide: Maternal Mortality and Mental Health

Relias

Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN, Partner, Patient Safety and Quality at ReliasAlarmingly, the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN, Partner, Patient Safety and Quality, Relias.

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The draft Mental Health Bill: parliamentary proposals for change

Community Care

It concluded there was insufficient evidence to demonstrate benefit for the use of CTOs for part 2 (civil) patients to justify their continued use, especially as the orders were used disproportionately for black and ethnic minority patients.

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Adult care bereft of cash for current pressures and long-term reforms, warn MPs

Community Care

Social care staff shortages putting patient safety at risk, say NHS bosses. Adult social care is bereft of funding to tackle current pressures and longer-term reforms, MPs warn today.

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What Is a Healthcare Gap Analysis (or Gap Assessment)?

Relias

In our example, Friendly Hospital had previously achieved and maintained a five-star HCAHPS rating for several years, both overall and in patient surveys. Based on the results, hospital leaders decided to reinstate two of their patient care coordinator roles.

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Memorial Hermann Health System’s Innovative Approach To Reimagining a Culture of Excellence

Relias

million patient encounters per year. A top performer in quality and safety. As a top performer in quality and safety, Memorial Hermann Health System has seven ANCC Magnet designated facilities and two Pathways designated facilities among its many accomplishments.

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Be Prepared for Dobbs Decision Impact on Maternal Mortality

Relias

These cases could cause difficulties for both patients and providers as they navigate new legal realities brought by the Dobbs decision. As physicians, we are focused on protecting the health and lives of the patients for whom we provide care.

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How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Can Influence Healthcare

Relias

Healthcare organizations have a growing responsibility to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not only for their employees, but also to better serve patients and their families. Also, hiring and retaining a workforce that is representative of the patient population served.

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Innovative Approaches To Improve Maternal Mortality and Maternal Care

Relias

Nor is there a lack of technology to connect providers and patients. Facilitated through Healthcare Risk Advisors, the program achieved significant gains in patient safety and a reduction of adverse obstetric events collaborative-wide.

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Why Care Coordination Is Important for Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Relias

A well-designed care coordination process benefits patients, providers, and payer organizations. Improved care quality and patient safety, reduced readmissions and ER visits, and lower healthcare costs are just some of the positive outcomes of effective care coordination.

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Nurse-Midwives: Solution for Maternity Care Deserts?

Relias

Sparkman, who is Relias Vice President and Partner, Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality, noted that despite advancements, “The U.S. Bonding with patients and families. In the U.S.,

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7 Strategies for Mitigating the Healthcare Staffing Crisis

Relias

Department of Health and Human Services emphasized monitoring staffing availability and needs frequently based on census and acuity, clinician-to-patient ratios, coverage within units, and staff on call. Healthcare organizations across the U.S.

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Telehealth is Gaining Traction, but do Mental Health Providers Like It?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Similar to Skype or Facetime, TMH-V allows providers to deliver psychotherapy, medication management, or assessment to clinics without on-site mental health services or directly to patients’ homes. If providers do not support the use of TMH-V, patients will be unable to access TMH-V care.

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Values-based practice - Using the book, He Died Waiting, as a learning tool

Learning Social Worker

For example, they could be used with patient/service-user participation representatives and/or carers to explore their experiences and what values-based behaviours they would like to see from professionals. How can you ‘speak loudly’ for the patients/service-users you work with? ·