Nursing 2019-02-08T18:00:44+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 Systems

The First Line of Patient Safety

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.

Remediate Misinformation

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%

CHM in Nurses
CHM by Nursing Tenure

Tenure Can Make Misinformation Worse

Shocking, but true; 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.

Reduce Misinformation and Patient Harm Drops

  • CDC estimates CAUTI rates could be reduced by 70% if best practices were followed
  • At this leading hospital 25,826 instances of confidently held misinformation—believed
    correct, but actually inaccurate
  • The rate of CAUTI incidents dropped 36%
cauti incidents reduced

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.

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