Nursing 2018-10-25T15:32:55+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 situation has been invisible and uncorrectable. Yet, it leads to serious Healthcare-Acquired Conditions (HACs) events like CAUTI, CLABSI, pressure injuries, falls, and SSIs.

Solution

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. Amplifire helps career nurses shed misinformation and quickly gets new hires performing with confidence and accuracy.

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%

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.

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.
• In this study 1,405 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 knowledgable nurses were 50% misinformed about pressure injuries.

Implications of CHM
for CAUTI

This study looked at knowledge in 4,511 nurses caring for patients with 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.