Emergency

Helping you prepare for emergency prep compliance:  practical ways to communicate in an emergency, and build your Alternate Communication Plan

Helping you prepare for emergency prep compliance: practical ways to communicate in an emergency, and build your Alternate Communication Plan

    It’s hard to think about “alternate” communication.  We are always communicating.  We are constantly receiving texts, emails, and phone calls.  Now CMS wants us to have an alternate plan, when we can barely keep up with regular communication. If you consider, however, as […]

My ED visit this week, and the power of quality nursing…

My ED visit this week, and the power of quality nursing…

My  sharp witted Australian WWII Nurse mother-in-law took a fall this week, and was brought to the emergency room.   As I waited, I quickly became grateful for mom’s nurse.  Christian provided excellent care, and I quickly realized that he had the qualities we would all […]

Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…

Hospital transfers and the new Medicare rules…

When we have to facilitate a hospital transfer, we have to shift into high gear.  Not only do we have to ensure a safe and smooth patient transition, we have to re-route other facility operations as we shift focus, all while being concerned for our […]

Who is Anita Dorr and why should you thank her?

Who is Anita Dorr and why should you thank her?

  This is a picture of Anita Dorr.I recently learned that it turns out that Anita started out as an OR nurse, became a nursing supervisor, then joined the Army Nurse Corps to care for the injured during World War II.  When she returned from […]