Special Reports

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Author: Angela Dubuc, MSN, RN as told to Janet Boivin, BSN, RN

In 2014, a multidisciplinary task force at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston created a fall-reduction program flexible enough to be customized to each unit’s medical specialty. The team chose the fall-prevention toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as the best-practice guide . . .

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Meaghan O’Keeffe, BSN, RN

In the healthcare arena, change happens at a rapid pace. Healthcare leaders face the continual challenge of delivering high-quality patient care while managing costs. A growing body of evidence shows that patient acuity-driven staffing is an effective way to optimize nurse staffing to improve patient outcomes and promote . . .