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.
Protocols for Catheter Removal Are Empowering Nurses
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.
Nurses Lead Mobility Study
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.
Nursing Informatics Leaders Find Strength in Numbers
Idea from a Cleveland Clinic nursing leader spawns ongoing statewide Epic user meetings — and forges empowering connections.
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Out of the Office and Onto the Floors
Monthly rounding brings nursing leaders and other executives face to face with front-line staff and patients.
‘Undercover’ ICDs Broaden Options for Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
The newer subcutaneous approach to ICD placement is less dependent on device programming, enabling better arrhythmia detection and more appropriately timed shock therapy.
Genetic Advances Fuel New Hope in Fight Against Myeloid Leukemias
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.
Clinical Trial Assesses Next-Generation Cancer Genomic Test
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.
Optical Coherence Tomography Gives New Insight Into Choroid
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.
Researchers Developing 3-D Patient-Specific Model of Corneal Properties
A $2 million grant will help Cole Eye Institute scientists produce a three-dimensional model of an individual patient’s corneal shape and material strength. The model would help identify early signs of keratoconus, and would serve as a ‘virtual eye’ to test treatments or screen refractive surgery candidates.