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Articles Tagged With: culture

  • Defuse hostile nursing work culture by speaking up immediately, directly

    Listening to human resources expert Laura MacLeod, LMSW, describe the dysfunctional work cultures she has observed in healthcare and other industries, one is immediately reminded of the truism: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.”

  • Culturing protocols devised for duodenoscopes to prevent CRE

    Responding to a series of outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) linked to duodenoscopes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed an interim protocol for culturing the devices before use to create a greater margin of safety for patients. But as others have noted, the approach is not foolproof and could be costly if facilities determine that they must purchase more scopes to adopt the protocol.

  • Large hospice converted to palliative care philosophy

    Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, based in Toledo, OH, began to look seriously at palliative care in 1999, starting with research into how the 110-office organization could improve chronic disease management.