Rather than simply recreating what we already do today with notes, simple databases and spreadsheets, new technologies allow for totally new workflows, efficiencies, integration, reporting and analysis. Some of these recent trends are starting to have a tremendous impact on clinical documentation improvement.
Attendees at a special McKnight's webcast Sept. 17 will have the world of computer-based clinical decisions support unfolded before them. Improved quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of processes are the byproducts of such clinical decision support. The featured speaker at this free event will be Denise Wassenaar, chief clinical officer at MDI Achieve/MatrixCare.
While research for the Holy Grail in skin and wound care "best practices" continues, I propose we start with what we "do know" as it relates to the clinicians who are providing the skin and wound care-regardless of research, product, wound type, assessment or resident population mix.
Nurses who are fatigued are more likely to regret decisions they make on the job, according to a recent study.