WSHA Pressure Injury Safety Action Bundle helps prevent pressure injuries

The WSHA Pressure Injury Safety Action Bundle provides a collection of evidence-based tools, including The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Best Practice for the Prevention of Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries. These tools address care in three clinical populations: critical care, pediatric care and long-term care.... Read More >>

DOH requests hospitals review employment records for nurse involved in hep. C investigation

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has asked health care facilities in Washington State to review employment records to identify whether registered nurse Cora Jamille Weberg — a person of interest in the hepatitis C investigation at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital — has ever worked in their facilities.... Read More >>

DOH makes policy statement on hospital ER naloxone distribution

On April 27, the Department of Health (DOH) released a policy statement on naloxone (opioid overdose medication) distribution from hospital emergency departments. The policy clarifies state law and affirms that hospital emergency departments are authorized to distribute the medication. The policy is in alignment with federal announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Surgeon General encouraging expanded access to naloxone.... Read More >>

Take a survey to inform immunization e-courses

WithinReach and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington are creating several free, accredited e-courses to keep providers current on immunization best practices. They are intended for health care providers who work with underserved or under-resourced communities. The organizations are asking providers to fill out a brief survey by May 25 to help inform the topics offered in these courses.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 5/10/2018

Membership update from the May 10, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/10/2018

Recent member news from the May 10, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Can effective antimicrobial stewardship decrease risk for sepsis?

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Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest

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Overlake Medical Center celebrates patient safety awareness week

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Three Good Things to develop resilience and optimism

As we learned during a session led by Dr. Bryan Sexton on Thriving vs. Surviving During Times of Change, providing a workplace environment that encourages positive emotions improves quality and patient safety. Positive emotions help us develop resilience to burnout. The great news is that resilience and optimism can be learned; they are not inherent.... Read More >>

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