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Relias Impact Blog

Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

Relias Impact Blog

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3 Secrets to Nurse Onboarding

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It was my first day in the emergency department (ED) as a new graduate nurse. While I had completed my final clinical rotation in the pediatric section of this very ED, I was still anxious about what to expect. This community hospital had massive volume, housed a level 1 trauma center, and had multiple specialty areas, including a women’s emergency suite, chest pain center, behavioral health...

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Reflections of A Nurse: What Made Me Stay or Leave?

8 minute read

I would love to say that I was one of those people who knew from a very young age I was called to be a nurse. However, I truly fell into nursing. Both my grandmother and sister are nurses, but until a few months before I left for college, accepted into my university’s pre-nursing program, I thought that I may be a teacher, or a business woman, or a humanitarian. The truth is that in my decade...

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Stroke Prevention, Identification, and Treatment: Why You Need to Act FAST

8 minute read

Brains need oxygen – especially considering that they use 20% of the body’s oxygen, yet only account for 2% of body weight. A stroke causes the brain to be deprived of oxygen and nutrients, due to a reduced blood supply to the brain.

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5 Keys to Navigating a Value-Based World as a Small or Rural Hospital

6 minute read

Value-based reimbursement is not new for healthcare. With more and more payments tied to performance and outcomes, Medicare is proposing that 90% of their reimbursements will be tied in some way to quality by the end of this year.

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Trauma Care: Preparing for the Unexpected to Keep Your Staff and Patients Safe

6 minute read

In trauma care, protocol is paramount. Guidelines are published and regularly updated from the World Health Organization, The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and more. When a trauma patient arrives, it is common for the code team to begin utilizing pneumonics, acronyms, and checklists to spring into action.

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4 Strategies to Reduce Sepsis in your Organization

5 minute read

With diseases like heart failure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke, and diabetes at the center of attention in our high-cost healthcare system, it may be shocking to learn that sepsis is the leading cause of death within U.S. hospitals. In fact, one-third of all patients who die in the hospital die with sepsis. According to Bloomberg, sepsis is a $27 billion...

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Value-Based Payment 2017: What Should You Know?

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With the changing healthcare landscape and the unknowns of the current administration, it is crucial for hospitals and health systems to understand what they need to know about value-based payment in 2017.  Further, with the very clear regulations of MACRA looming over Medicare healthcare providers, there will be continued need for strengthening of relationships, data capabilities, and...

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