How was the aviation industry able to achieve such an incredible safety record, while the healthcare industry struggles to reduce an unacceptable number of preventable injuries and deaths?
Technology implemented with the end-user in mind ensures high adoption rates. Clinicians will reject technologies that does not align with their daily activities or enable them to work more efficiently.
Capsule commends ECRI in its efforts to highlight areas of patient safety concern—it’s imperative that all healthcare stakeholders work together toward the goal of improved patient safety.
Continuous clinical surveillance can be deployed to mitigate serious deterioration in patients at risk of respiratory failure and other medical conditions in high acuity and general care settings.
Understanding the distinctions between patient monitoring and continuous clinical surveillance represent the basis of good clinical practice, the foundation of patient safety initiatives and ability to comply with regulatory requirements.
For many nurses, increased medical technology is just another barrier to human-centered, outcomes-based care. There is a better way—and it’s up to nurses to forge that path.