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December 2, 2022

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  • Message of prevention key in fight against heart disease

    Choosing February as American Heart Month is not coincidental. With Valentine's Day in February, it is a month in which people are heart-centric, in the spirit of honoring the emotional needs of the heart. So it is appropriate to extend that thought process from the emotional fulfillment to what is required physically to keep the heart healthy.
  • Creating a culture of patient engagement

    In 2008, a workgroup at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, WI, will begin the process of selecting approaches to meet the goals of 16 tactics developed to create a culture of patient engagement.
  • Patient education from a partnership perspective

    ProHealth Care in Waukesha, WI, is in the process of implementing its "Partnership with Patients Work Plan." Susan M. Kanack, BSN, RN, patient education coordinator, is determining how to make the patient education tools more interactive to fit with the new partnership culture that is being developed.
  • Web sites with teaching sheets to aid education

    In 2008 Patient Education Management will run more articles with suggestions for saving you time, which is a valuable resource. Time-savers will include references to educational materials, work tips such as juggling staff and patient education, or programs that can provide patterns for other institutions to follow. With this issue we begin with a list of resources for patient education materials.
  • With rising rate of MRSA comes need for education

    Antibiotic-resistant infections are not new to the health care setting, but headlines throughout the country have increased public awareness of the potential risk of infection.
  • Uninsured patients benefit from ED referral program

    About 110 uninsured patients a month are being referred from a Tucson, AZ, hospital emergency department to a nearby primary care and specialty center, the result of a collaborative aimed at finding the individuals an ongoing medical home.
  • Program increases patient, family involvement

    Increased patient involvement in their own care is encouraged by The Joint Commission and other organizations as one of the keys to improving patient safety. In fact, "encouraging patients' active involvement in their own care" is one of the National Patient Safety Goals.