Articles

  • Bi-weekly feature articles and multiple weekly article briefs for Healthcare Dive (2015-present)
  • Monthly accreditation compliance column for The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2009-present)
  • Bi-monthly “On the Cheap” column (entertainment topics) for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach (2012-present)
  • CMS Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services Standards Revised to Align with CMS Requirements. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2014)
  • Benchmark: Improving Performance on Key Measures Related to Transitions of Care. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2014)“Under the Toque” and “Fare with Flare” (entertainment topics) columns for 843 Magazine (2012-2013)
  • People Profile: Congressman Tom Rice. 843 Magazine (2013)
  • Nephrology: Bisphosphonate Therapy. Children’s Mercy Hospital Newsletter (2012)
  • Focus on Certification: Coordinating Care in Palliative Care Programs. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2012)
  • CMS: How do Recent Regulatory Changes Affect Deemed Status Organizations? The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2012)
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) Deficiency. UPMC (2012)
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA). UPMC (2012)
  • Saving on Back-to-School Sports Physicals and Vaccinations. Living on the Cheap, MSN (2012)
  • Voice of the Patient: Family Works with Hospital to Improve Patient Safety. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2012)
  • Neonatology: ECMO Update. Children’s Mercy Hospital Newsletter (2011)
  • Surgical Site Infections: Developing a Surveillance Program. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2011)
  • Sound the Alarm: Managing Physiologic Monitoring Systems. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2011)
  • Educating Staff About MDROs. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2011)
  • Status Check: MS.01.01.01. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2011)
  • Airborne Illness and Disease. Salem Press (2011)
  • Bloodborne Illness and Disease. Salem Press (2011)
  • Enterococcus [bacteria genus]. Salem Press (2011)
  • NPSG.03.04.01: Medication Labeling in the Perioperative Setting. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • Conducting Focused Professional Practice Evaluations: How to Improve Compliance with MS.08.01.01. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • New Standards Raise the Bar for Physical Holding of Children or Youth: How to Comply with CTS.05.05.01 through CTS.05.05.21. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • How to Comply with the New Medical Staff Standard: Joint Commission Makes Changes to Address Field Concerns. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • Strategies for Complying with Interim Staffing Effectiveness Requirements. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • Strategies for Conducting Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations: How to Improve Compliance with MS.08.01.03. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • H1N1 and the On-Site Survey. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • New Standards for Culturally Competent-Centered Care. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • Strategies for Conducting Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations: How to Improve Compliance with MS.08.01.03. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2010)
  • Spotlight on Success: Creatively Training Staff About Accreditation. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Keeping Restraint Use Minimal at The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Is This an Outbreak?: Identifying New Influenza Cases. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Leadership Responsibility for Contracted Services: Five Sure Fire Methods. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Preventing MRSA in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Verifying the Identity of New Staff: Five Sure-Fire Methods. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2009)
  • Assessing Patients’ Risk for Pressure Ulcers: Compliance Tips for National Patient Safety Goal 14. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Standards Improvement Initiative Update: Eliminating the Mystery. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Educating Patients About Infection Control: Complying with National Patient Safety Goal 13A. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Compliance Strategies for National Patient Safety Goal 3D. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Pediatric Medication Errors. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Medication Safety in the Oncology Department.  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Reducing the Risk of Errors Associated with Concentrated Electrolyte Solutions. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Preventing Surgical Fires. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Patient Hand-Offs: Making the Hospital to Home Care Transition. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Standards Improvement Initiative Update. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2008)
  • Accreditation Essentials Link: Transfer or Discharge and the Continuum of Care. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Strategies for Preventing Assault, Rape, and Homicide in Health Care Settings. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Pediatric Medication Errors. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Q & A With SIG: Classifying Privileges During the Privileging Process. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Improving Anticoagulant Safety: Strategies for Meeting National Safety Goal 3E. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Strategies for Reducing Restraint Use: Assessing Organizational, Equipment, Communication, and Environmental Factors. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Using Double-Checks Effectively: Taking Time to Perform Steps Correctly. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Accreditation Essentials Link: Compliance with the Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services Standards Vary in 2006. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Accreditation Essentials: Medication Management Standard Compliance Issues in 2006. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Using the Survey Activity Guide as a Management Tool. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Program-Specific Tracers for 2007. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2007)
  • Are Patients with Sleep Apnea Eligible for Ambulatory Surgery? Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Asked and Answered: Strategies for Obtaining Clear, Accurate Medication Orders.  The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Making the Right Connection: Reducing the Risk of Fatal Tubing and Catheter Misconnections. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Asked and Answered:  How Can My Organization Improve its Fire Safety Procedures? The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Asked and Answered: How Can My Organization Develop and Maintain a Successful Competence Assessment Program? The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • A Nurse’s Role in Pain Assessment and Management. The Source – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Reducing Anticoagulation-Related Adverse Drug Events: Closely Monitoring and Managing Risks for Patients on Warfarin. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2006)
  • Managing Hyperbilirubinemia and Preventing Kernicterus. Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety – Joint Commission Resources (2006)


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