“Nursing from Within” an Evolutionary New Book for Nurses & Nursing

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“Nursing from Within” by Elizabeth Scala is a quick, engaging, and fun to read book that will empower nurses!  And we need it for so many reasons! Whether directly or indirectly, nurses who are connected with the joy and passion of professional work will provide safer (for patients AND nurses) and more compassionate and cost-effective care. […]

Six Reasons Why RCA Efforts Fail

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by Robert J. Latino, CEO of Reliability Center Inc. In previous posts (RCA has a Public Relations Problem and Common RCA Shortcuts & Outcomes)I’ve described why providers may take short cuts in doing an RCA and what common shortcuts are.   Sure, we can say we’re in “compliance” because we’ve done the RCA, but such efforts are more like […]

Four Common Shortcuts to Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & How They Impact Outcomes

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by Robert J. Latino, CEO of Reliability Center Inc.  In my previous post (RCA has a Public Relations Problem) I described how time pressures on care providers are likely to lead to short cuts or ‘Shallow Cause Analysis” (SCA).   Such approaches help explain why RCA efforts fail i.e. they haven’t been done properly in the first place. […]

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) has a public relations problem!

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by Robert J. Latino, CEO of Reliability Center Inc. Whenever an organization seems to adapt ‘RCA’; when the organization does not produce overall results, they attribute it to RCA not working. Seems logical right? Wrong! There over around 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. and 95%+ are accredited via various accrediting agencies. We know this because they […]