Empowered to navigate their care and participate in shared decision-making, “expert” patients are transforming the traditional patient-provider relationship.
Patients Know Less Than They Think About Their CIEDs, Survey Finds
Most patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices lacked some degree of basic knowledge of their device in a Cleveland Clinic study. They also reported a desire to use more of their device’s data features.
Study Looks at Feasibility of Using Facebook as an Intervention Tool for Cardiac Rehab Patients
While cardiac rehabilitation is effective at improving coronary heart disease, participation is generally poor. A nurse scientist at Cleveland Clinic studied the use of Facebook as an intervention tool to improve adherence.
When the Nurse Becomes the Patient
When a clinical nurse specialist from Cleveland Clinic had emergency surgery and landed in the hospital for five days, she gained a renewed sense of patient empathy and purpose.
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Volunteer Visit Program Provides Meaningful Interaction with Elderly Patients
Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital is piloting a program where volunteer visitors spend quality time with patients providing social and cognitive stimulation.
Nurses’ Insights Help Develop New Cancer Center
From patient-staff models to placing electrical outlets, nurses were part of the team making decisions for the new cancer center. Learn more about how it worked.
Liaison Nurse Easing Patient Stress in the ED
In 2016, nurse leaders at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi implemented a Patient Liaison Nurse (PLN) role to help patients in the ED. It is proving highly successful at easing patient concerns.
Callback Program Boosts Patient Experience Scores
Patient experience scores surge when caregivers follow up with patients discharged from emergency departments. Here’s how Cleveland Clinic is doing it.