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10/13/15

CONSISTENT DOCUMENTATION DECREASES SEPSIS MORTALITY 24%

Defining the parameters of "WDL" (Within Defined Limits), as well as any other numerical measure using standard terminology specific for the department where care occurs identifies patterns indicating early sepsis.

 http://www.americannursetoday.com/how-big-data-can-improve-health-care/

A CLNC identifies if an evidence based care plan or carepathway exists in your case.


3/10/15

DOCTORS WEIGH IN ON PATIENT AWARENESS

A study adapted to general practitioners shows 75%+ of GPs think "patient awareness" is important but one of the least trainable skills in being a safe GP.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/15/206

A CLNC is a nurse whose training focuses on issues from the patient's perspective.


10/7/14

 

RETAINED SURGICAL ITEMS ARE A RESULT OF TEAM/SYSTEM ERROR

Only 10% of retained surgical items were found to be individual error.  Most retained surgical items involved team or system errors.

 

http://psnet.ahrq.gov/resource.aspx?resourceID=28303 

(Click on PubMed citation)

 

A CLNC identifies if the "time out" policy, surgical safety checklists, and culture of patient

safety meet the standard of care.


9/11/14

 

30% OF FALLS ARE PREVENTABLE

Healthcare facilities can significantly decrease patient falls when they develop their own fall risk assessment tool, actively communicate those risks regularly, make hourly rounds, and schedule regular toileting. Video monitoring of patients who cannot or will not use the call light have also shown to significantly reduce falls.


Read here.


A CLNC identifies the presence of good faith measures to decrease patient falls

in your client's case.


9/9/14

FOCUS ON TRANSITIONS IN CARE TO IMPROVE SAFETY

An increased focus on transitions in care highlight the need for adequate information

and effective communication including standardizing "report," and a culture of teamwork.

 

http://psnet.ahrq.gov/resource.aspx?resourceID=28163

 

A CLNC can identify "report" procedures and if they met the standard of care.


8/5/14

CLNCs ARE COST EFFECTIVE

 A SEAK, Inc. study in 2004 showed the average hourly fee for in court testimony for all medical experts is $555. The average hourly fee for all experts was $385 for in-court testimony, $353 for depositions and $254 for file reviews and preparation.

 

http://www.seak.com/expert-witness-fee-study/

 

A CLNC does the same work for less than half the price.


7/15/14

INVOLVING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES IN CARE INCREASES SAFETY

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the results of a study that shows that involving patients and families in care results in more accurate care and happier patients.  And it's not as hard as providers think.  Patients and providers tend to have different ideas about what quality care means; patients tend to think quality is limited to lack of errors, and how easy it is to talk to the provider. Providers believe they are in control of errors, and, therefore, there is not enough emphasis on system processes.

 

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptfamilyscan/ptfamily4.html

 

A CLNC can review your case and reveal the healthcare processes that have contributed to your client's case.


1/15/14


AUTOMATIC SECOND OPINIONS REDUCE DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS

 

The Institute of Medicine recommends putting policies and procedures in place to reduce diagnostic errors, like automatic second opinions and including the patient in care decisions.

 

http://iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report Files/1999/To-Err-is-Human/To Err is Human 1999 report brief.pdf

 

A CLNC can identify the presence or absence of parameters in health care procedures to initiate automatic second opinions.