The development of an online clinical log for advanced practice nursing students: a case study.

Publication Date: 
Oct 03, 2007

Three years ago at the Medinfo conference a prototype version of a clinical log for nursing students at Vanderbilt University was demonstrated. The purpose of the log is to document the types of clinical experiences the students are participating in as part of their academic program.

Implementing patient safety initiatives in rural hospitals.

Publication Date: 
Sep 28, 2009

Implementation of patient safety initiatives can be costly in time and energy. Because of small volumes and limited resources, rural hospitals often are not included in nationally driven patient safety initiatives.

A chemotherapy incident reporting and improvement system.

Publication Date: 
Apr 17, 2003

BACKGROUND: The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has designed and deployed the Chemotherapy Incident Reporting and Improvement System (CIRIS), which is embedded into daily care processes.

Improving pediatric chemotherapy safety through voluntary incident reporting: lessons from the field.

Publication Date: 
Oct 19, 2004

BACKGROUND: A multidisciplinary team within Vanderbilt Children's Hospital (VCH) designed, developed, and implemented a pediatric chemotherapy incident reporting and improvement system (CIRIS) for pediatric oncology nurse and pharmacists.

Posted wait times an added advantage to multi-facility systems?

Publication Date: 
Apr 05, 2011

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN, is investigating whether posting ED wait times via the internet can positively impact patient flow in the six EDs the health system operates in the Memphis region.