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A Moment of Silence

A patient’s death is difficult for both families and caregivers. Cleveland Clinic initiated “The Pause,” a 15- to 30-second period of silence at the time of a patient’s death to honor the patient and caregivers and to reset.

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Cutting the Cost of Supplies

Supplies from swabs to syringes are critical to patient care, but sometimes they aren’t readily available and unused supplies often go to waste. Three units at Cleveland Clinic share their strategies to save on supplies.

The Ins and Outs of I&Os

Obtaining fluid intake and output is part of basic patient care, but it can be overlooked when nurses are busy. Med-surg nurses at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital created a simulation to show the importance of I&Os.