It’s not hard to believe that the people we are drawn to and spend our time with affect our own actions and overall identity, even if in subtle ways. This alteration starts in the brain but is evidenced physically. Ongoing exposure to one person’s attractors does not merely activate neural patterns in another, it also […]
Many people have asked (actually half-asked and half-complained) how they can get someone else to practice the kind of focused attention and intention I have written about in previous columns. To answer this question briefly and frankly: you cannot. That is, you cannot make anyone else do anything as intensely interior as focusing their attention […]
Codes of ethics came into being to protect the vulnerable from the powerful, the unwary from the unscrupulous. The very word “profession” was derived from the early practitioners’ public promise of altruism and master craftsmanship—which today is often codified in our practice acts. Yet, now as then, the complete situation for patients includes not only […]
In recent years, most of the world’s people have begun to celebrate their diversity: different races and languages, religions and cultures, and social mores. People have learned to embrace these differences as what makes life infinitely interesting. Nonetheless, what people value most in life is remarkably similar. People love their children, seek good friends, need […]
Leah Curtin, RN, DSc(h), FAAN, Senior Advisor at Compass, will speak on a Journey to Excellence at the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association’s 32nd Annual Conference and Community Health Center Board Governance Retreat on November 1, 2015.
Compass Clinical Consulting’s CEO Cary Gutbezahl, MD, was interviewed by WHDT TV World New on the alarming rise of mental health patients in the ER.
Did you miss any of these top articles? “Understanding the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP),”; “The Hospital Utilization Management Committee (UMC) – CMS Condition of Participation (CoPS) Requirement,”; “Improving Treatment of Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Department (ED),”; “Four Common EMTALA Vulnerabilities Hospitals Should Know … But Probably Don’t,”; and…
When The Joint Commission comes in on a complaint finding, it’s not because of the humidity in the OR, but that digitalis wasn’t correctly administered or that a patient wasn’t informed of what was going to happen to her before she went to surgery.”
There are two types of expenses associated with accreditation: direct and indirect. Direct costs may include the survey fee (may be an annual survey fee or triennial registration fee) plus the travel expenses. Indirect costs may include survey preparation.
Compass Clinical presents a new 4-hour workshop, “Generational Diversity in Health Care.” Historically, we are experiencing a multitude of generations working together; the likes of which we have never seen. Recruiting and retaining talent (especially in the younger generations) has never been more important as nurses are, and will continue to retire in record numbers.
In a time when approximately 50% of American patients will have some sort of mental health issue diagnosed in their lifetime, there are concerns across the continuum as every unit in a given hospital will at some point need to address mental health concerns with their patients.
Nurse leader Leah Curtin, RN, DSc(h), FAAN, has joined Compass Clinical Consulting as a senior advisor. The executive editor of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, and a clinical professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Leah brings to Compass a wealth of experience […]
Compass Clinical presents a new educational presentation for hospital leaders, “Patient Activation: How Hospital Leaders can Decrease Re-admissions and Enhance Patient Compliance.”
Emergency rooms, while designed to take care of a wide variety of clinical problems including acute heart problems or acute brain problems, or strokes, are not really well-prepared to deal with acute psychiatric problems.
Compass Clinical CEO Dr. Cary Gutbezahl was the featured guest on the Theories of Mind radio show, hosted by Paul Louden and broadcast on the Bloomberg Business Radio. The interview topic was the procedures and training needed for medical staff when dealing with mental health patients in the emergency room.