Title : Business as usual: Will ending the public health emergency lower medical errors?
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a surge in demand for health care, leading to widespread shortages of medical equipment, staffing, hospital beds, and more. During this time, the government institutions issued a report raising concerns about the alarming conditions, which was increasing the risk for errors. While many of these errors became more frequent as the pandemic progressed, some of these are all too common in a non-pandemic setting as well. The lessons learned over the last three years can result in the development of best practices that become standard at hospitals nationwide. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended in May. This has brought about more uncertainty over the last several months. Learn what the end of the PHE meant for hospitals, as well as nurses, and what to expect in the future as we move past the pandemic.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Reimbursement Changes
- Regulatory & Legal Changes
- Convenience & Equity
- Delayed & Deferred Care
- Supply Shortages
- Impact on Human Factors
- Practical Impact on Nurses & Healthcare Staff
- The Need for a National Diagnostics Action Plan
- Workflow Redesign