Pediatric oncology nurses on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus expanded infusion services beyond cancer patients. Now they also treat rheumatology, genetics, neurology, cardiology and nephrology patients.
Nurses at Cleveland Clinic offer inpatient classes to help people cope with chronic conditions. Patients with heart failure and those who underwent lung transplants have benefitted greatly.
Consistency and collaboration are shaping prevention and treatment efforts for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) at Cleveland Clinic. This is no small task, as the health system consists of a main campus, numerous local community hospitals, one Florida hospital and post-acute care services. That’s where the Wound Care Affinity Group comes in, a group of wound-care focused nurses throughout the system.
After a fall with injury at Medina Hospital, nurses develop interactive falls prevention education that creates awareness and fosters patient safety throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system.
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With opiate addiction on the rise, hospitals are seeing more pregnant moms battling addiction. A conference hosted by nurses at Fairview Hospital offered valuable insight into treating these families and babies.
Care coordination has always been imperative in the healthcare industry, serving as a foundational center of medical practice for years. However, in the new healthcare environment, the topic is getting renewed attention as part of a widespread effort to help health systems better manage high-risk patients.
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.