Nurses apply science to patient care every day. But how often is a scientific approach applied to staffing? In the operating rooms at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, the answer is the same—every day.
Nurse Manager Laurie Pustinger, BSN, RN, recently augmented her huddles with staff on the surgery/endoscopy unit at South Pointe Hospital. She added visuals related to a performance improvement initiative.
One of the mandates in the Skilled Nursing Unit at Lakewood Hospital states that patients should not have indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) unless there is a supporting diagnosis. This rule was extended throughout the hospital into all inpatient medical units just a couple years ago.
The neurological ICU at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus completed phase 2 of an early progressive mobility protocol study. Kate Klein, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, presented findings at the 9th annual Nursing Research Conference at Cleveland Clinic in May.
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Idea from a Cleveland Clinic nursing leader spawns ongoing statewide Epic user meetings — and forges empowering connections.
Monthly rounding brings nursing leaders and other executives face to face with front-line staff and patients.
The newer subcutaneous approach to ICD placement is less dependent on device programming, enabling better arrhythmia detection and more appropriately timed shock therapy.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified genetic mutations in a subset of leukemia patients. The mutations potentially can be targeted with drugs, introducing the prospect of personalized treatments for these cancers.
Cleveland Clinic oncologists are evaluating a genomic test that looks for 236 genes implicated in cancer. A key question the clinical study will try to answer is how well the broad genomic screen works in real-world settings.
The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) is expanding into previously uncharted territory: the choroid. As researchers fine-tune enhanced depth imaging OCT, ophthalmologists are gaining a new tool to evaluate choroidal conditions, retinal degeneration and ocular tumors.