Take 5: Avoid a Return Trip to the Hospital
11/30/2015 10:22:00 AM
No one wants to go to the hospital—and probably even more so—no one wants to return. Return trips to the hospital occur more often than they need to. However, there are some steps that you can take on your own, to help reduce the chances of readmission.
Kathy Clark, Associate Project Director Specialist in the Department of Standards and Survey Methods discusses more. [5:51]
Take 5: Addressing Bias in Healthcare
11/11/2015 3:40:00 PM
Health care disparities are differences in access to or availability of health care services and facilities among groups of people that are closely tied to social or demographic factors.
Dr. Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, DMS (HON) Medical Director in the office of Healthcare Improvement for The Joint Commission discusses the need for immediate action in addressing disparity in healthcare. [6:45]
Take 5: Antibiotics - Know the Facts
9/14/2015 9:00:00 AM
Every year, many families face their share of colds, sore throats, and viruses. When you go to the doctor for these illnesses, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Your doctor could be doing you and your family members a favor by not reaching for the prescription pad.
Lisa Waldowski, Infection Control Specialist with The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:45]
Take 5: The Role of a Human Factors Engineer
8/24/2015 11:13:00 AM
When a patient safety incident occurs, human factors experts can examine what went wrong and propose ways to prevent such an incident from re-occurring in the future.
Erin Lawler, Human Factors Engineer in the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Division of Healthcare Improvement for The Joint Commission discusses more. (5:38)
Take 5: The Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool
7/30/2015 9:10:00 AM
Tens of thousands of patients fall in health care facilities every year and many of these falls result in moderate to severe injuries. These injuries can prolong hospital stays and require the patient to undergo additional treatment.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s has launched a project called the “Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool”. This tool is designed to reduce and prevent falls that occur in health care facilities and result in injury to patients. [4:42]