Avoiding Workarounds through Systems Design - Anita Tucker Answers Your Questions
On October 30, 2013, Anita Tucker, ISRN Steering Council member and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School presented a web seminar titled “Avoiding Work
November TeamSTEPPS Workshop Open for Enrollment
Contributed by Mike Mulcahey, MA, AT/ATC, NREMT, Xavier University Sports Medicine
Improvement Science Summit - A Participants Point of View
Article Contributed by Eileen Engh, MSN, RN-BC, CPN
ISRN Research Associate, STAR-2 study PI and participant ISRN 2013 Improvement Science Summit
ISRN Blog: Member Spotlight Sonya Osborne
Last year, Sonya R. Osborne joined the ISRN Coordinating Center for six weeks as an international visiting scholar.
ISRN Blog : Student Program
“The Summit student program will help create awareness
[of improvement science] in students before they graduate
and enter the workforce.” - Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, Vice President,
System Nursing Research, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System,
ISRN Steering Council Member
New Video: Accelerating Evidence to Outcomes
The need to disseminate and implement ‘what works’ in healthcare is at an all-time high but there exists a gap in capacity and infrastructure at many hospitals and primary care clinics to seek out best practices through the literature and implement them successfully within their normal care processes. The rate limiting step in implementing healthcare improvement strategies is the speed with which research discoveries are implemented into practice.
ISRN Launches Second Wave of the Network Study on the Impact of Cognitive Load on Medication Errors
The Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) invites hospitals to engage in a research collaborative investigating the impact of cognitive load, interruptions, and distractions on medic
Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation Launches the Batz Guide iPad App
The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation has created the Batz Guide iPad App. The purpose of this app is to provide a tool that aids families, medical staff, and patients to monitor care in real time. In addition to monitoring medication prescriptions, the app will enable a patient to set alerts and triggers that will remind them of medication times while striving to prevent dosage errors (over dosage or wrong dosage).
Improving Patient Safety through Effective Team Performance
“Patients and caregivers should not be at risk in the ways they often are now. We are working to radically change healthcare culture and plot a course to zero tolerance for causal factors of error, ”1 Mary Salisbury, MSN, RN, President, The Cedar Institute, Inc., and ISRN Steering Council Member.