Nursing 2018-06-08T16:50:25+00:00

I would put Amplifire in every crack and crevice of my organization. Once you use Amplifire,no other learning system seems valid without the confidence measure at the task level.

—Vice President, Clinical Operations, Top 3 Largest US Healthcare System

The Nursing Challenge

Nurses are the front line of patient safety. But like all professionals in all organizations, their minds contain a mixture of mastery, misinformation, uncertainty, and knowledge gaps that affect their performance.

Until now, this fact about knowledge has been invisible and uncorrectable. It can lead to serious HAC events like CAUTI, CLABSI, pressure injuries, falls, and SSIs.


You need a new training approach—one that is proven to remediate the misinformation and knowledge gaps that persist in the minds of nearly all nurses. The Amplifire approach helps career nurses shed misinformation while getting new hires quickly oriented and working with confidence and accuracy.

Tenure Can Make Misinformation Worse

Time on the job is no guarantee that CHM has been eliminated. In fact, here is evidence from an Amplifire study with 430 surgical RNs that showed misinformation lowest for new hires, yet growing in the mind over time with years on the job.

Misinformation Is A Root
Cause of Avoidable Harm

In this graph, which shows results on critical nursing topics, you can see that nurses have between 25% and 34% CHM before they learn in Amplifire. Five weeks later, they demonstrate that Amplifire has pushed misinformation down to 6% to 8%

Early Detection of Pressure
Injuries Improves Outcomes

Pressure injuries (formerly pressure ulcers) affect 2.5 million patients each year at a cost of $12 billion.
• Cases can incur up to $150,000 in non-reimbursable cost.
• 60,000 patients die as a direct result each year.
• 1,405 participating nurses participated.
• 9,893 instances of confidently held misinformation were found and fixed.
• The most knowledgeable nurses were 100% confident and correct about pressure injuries.
• The least showed that misinformation occupied up to 50% of their knowledge.
• 100% of the nurses who completed were confident and correct on all the information.

Implications of CHM

This study looked at knowledge in 4,511 nurses dealing with infections in patients on urinary catheters. A wide range of both mastery and misinformation were discovered, presenting an opportunity to significantly reduce the number of CAUTIs at this health system.