Focusing on a culture of safety
A culture of safety is what nurses want and strive for in their practice every day. It’s about being able to provide health care for our patients and our communities that is safe, ethical, and of the highest quality possible. It also means collaborating to create a positive work environment that is as safe, respectful, and healthy for nurses as it is for patients. Continue reading
In a previous blog post, we wrote about nurse managers being caught in the middle of a tug-of-war, trying to balance competing priorities: the need to improve care quality and patient satisfaction on one hand and reduce costs on the other. To further complicate the friction, there are other forces applying pressure to this already stressful situation.
By 2030, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will soar by 75% to 69 million, or one-fifth of the population. That’s sure to tax an overburdened healthcare system, considering that the overwhelming majority of Medicare beneficiaries already have one or more chronic health conditions. Continue reading