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Virtual Care Technology – Challenges & Solutions

Virtual Care Technology – Challenges & Solutions The Outlook for Virtual Healthcare Technology Virtual care technology may be one of the major ways we can change how healthcare is delivered to meet the growing needs of the U.S. population. Here are some its challenges and opportunities, as well as predictions for the future.

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Improving Resuscitation throughout the Care Continuum – Article Excerpt

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The Nursing Transition from Classroom to Clinical Floor Involves a Risk of Mistakes

The transition from the classroom to the clinical floor can be extremely challenging for new graduate nurses, and it is easy for them to unwittingly make serious mistakes.

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What Are the Levels of Hospice Care?

Patients in hospice care may need differing hospice levels of care, as the impact of disease progresses or their health condition worsens. Every type of hospice care is appropriate when an illness is not responding to medical attempts to cure it or to slow the disease's progress.

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Healthcare Emergencies Don’t Come with Multiple Choice Questions

When split-second decisions have to be made, no one is giving a healthcare professional a multiple choice question to guide the care provided. Clinicians must be prepared to make decisions and take action without the prompting a multiple choice question is likely to provide.

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Resuscitation - Vital Treatment Option Applies to More Than Cardiac Events

A high-quality resuscitation program doesn’t just cover cardiac arrest but prepares students for any medical eventuality in which they may be called on to provide care.

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Reducing Readmission Rates in Healthcare

Hospital readmissions affect staffing, revenue and care quality. But, readmission rates vary greatly by hospital and by state, providing us with an indication that we might have the opportunity to reduce rates by improving hospital processes. Learn more.

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What Is Performance-Guided Learning—And Why It Matters

Performance-guided learning changes the education dynamic in healthcare by connecting job performance with educational goals, allowing employees to be both student and teacher and evolve in ways that play to their strengths.

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Decreasing Adverse Patient Outcomes - How a Quality Onboarding Program Reduces Errors (Article)

Equipping your care providers with a quality residency program at the start of their careers is one way to prevent the unfortunate combination of actions that can lead to adverse patient outcomes.

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Five Steps for Teaching Each Clinical Judgment Competency for Nursing

Teaching a clinical judgment competency for nursing students and new nurses is far more effective if you use an overall process that is systematic and formalized. Caputi offers five useful steps to teach individual clinical judgment competencies

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Assessing the Components of Clinical Competence

You have to assess multiple healthcare employee attributes to get a complete picture of his or her level of clinical competency. It is important to measure knowledge, skill level, and emotional intelligence in staff members and then instituting measures to enhance these characteristics.

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Multiple Organizations, Scientific Disciplines Inform Solid Resuscitation Programs

Resuscitation programs, such as those produced by the American Red Cross, are grounded in internationally vetted science, and also supported by clinical data on all possible types of scenarios, so that students are prepared for any eventuality.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Critical Thinking Development in Healthcare

AI has the potential to help healthcare really understand their clinicians’ critical thinking ability. In the article from which this post is taken, HealthStream’s Associate VP for Clinical Staff Development, Christie Kerwan, spoke about what AI tools offer for clinical development.

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Personality Traits of a Great Nurse

Between the physical demands, the emotional moments, and the stress of thinking under high pressure situations, some personality traits are strong contributors to success in the nursing profession.

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Mix of online and live training, in-course skills assessment add value to resuscitation

In addition to offering both live, online, and mobile platforms, resuscitation courses should also allow students to test out of material they already know, or remain for a review if they choose, in order to offer the most value.

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Retention Needs to Become a Major Ongoing Initiative in Healthcare

To combat excessive turnover, healthcare organizations must identify the myriad ways they can make employees more satisfied with their jobs to improve retention. This can have a significant impact on the industry’s financial outlook.

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The Challenges of Developing Nurses’ Critical Thinking

Many healthcare institutions have impediments in the structure of how they deliver care that prove to be a hindrance to their efforts to develop new nurses’ critical thinking ability. Here are about some specific challenges that are common across the industry.

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Article—Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Critical Thinking for Healthcare

Assessing clinical competency is essential for knowing whether healthcare staff members know how to create positive outcomes. Artificial Intelligence tools can play a key role in helping healthcare organizations ensure clinicians are prepared to provide great care.

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Palliative Care Vs. Hospice Care—How They Differ

Palliative care and hospice care are often mentioned together, which can lead to confusion about what each one entails. Lack of knowledge, especially about palliative care, may hamper the many benefits of these services for those who most need them.

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We Need a New Way to Teach Nursing Thinking and Clinical Judgment

Educating new nurses to become better thinkers who can make sound clinical judgements isn’t easy. Without uniform instructional methods, the development of critical thinking competency in new nurses can feel as if left up to serendipity.

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