Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’

“Opioid Management” event attracts sold-out audience of 100-plus

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s complimentary educational event “Opioid Management: A Path for the Future” attracted a sold-out audience of 100-plus attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. Topics included an update on U.S. strategies, diversions and resources. Lisa Sullivan of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) opened the event with a […]

Academic Progression for Nurses in Texas – RWJF Grant awarded to Texas Team

In August 2012, a Texas Team was awarded a two-year $300,000 grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to advance state and regional strategies aimed at creating a more highly educated, diverse nursing workforce. This is one of the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The […]

No Magic Bullet for Scarce Talents – The Solution must be Intentional and Decisive

The job market is keeping employers in fierce competition for scarce talents. This would certainly be an understatement when it comes to healthcare. Experienced talents such as ER and OR nurses and other specialty nursing, and allied health professions such as physical therapy continue to dominate the recruiting space in healthcare. The workforce staff at […]

What is the Swiss Cheese Model of Harm?

The 2012 Patient Safety Summit last month had an amazing slate of speakers that were inspiring! Dr. Bob Wachter’s presentations provided keen insights into historical perspectives of patient safety and contributing factors of medical mistakes. One example was that physicians today manage on average 150 medications where as the iconic “Marcus Welby, M.D.” would have […]