Innovators Innovating Healthcare On their Own Terms
As Plato said, necessity is the mother of innovation. Some innovation is outstanding and monumental – penicillin, organ transplantation, aspirin, x-rays. Some medical innovation is remarkably simple; driven by love of others and concern for those who need care. Some medical innovation is driven by sentiment and love while other innovation is incredibly functional; serving a simple purpose, like improved safety and enhanced communication in the care setting.
The Night Shift: Mistakes Hospitals Make When Staffing Clinical Teams
Every medical clinician has done it, most dislike it, few love it. That it is the night shift. Policemen and firemen do it too. It drains the energy from a person as most of the sunlight is missed and it can be very difficult to get restful sleep during the hustle and bustle of midday.
The night shift is generally taxing, especially when hospitals increase the patient ratios. Quality patient care may be at risk along with staff safety. Check out some common mistakes we see when staffing the night shift.