Conveniently Located “Napping Rooms” Provide Opportunity for Night- and Extended-Shift Providers to Rest, Leading to Less Fatigue and Better Performance
Medical errors related to sleep deprivation may be reduced with a "strategic nap program," resulting in improved performance-related factors (fatigue, sleepiness, energy) and improved task-related performance. Sleep deprivation is associated with increased medical errors, accidents, and provider mishaps.
Daily, Multidisciplinary Rounds and Evidence-Based Best Practices Decrease Nosocomial Infections and Costs in the Intensive Care Unit
The combination of multidisciplinary, physician-led rounds and a set of evidence-based best practices (known as "bundles") decreased nosocomial infection rates and costs in the intensive care unit.
Evidence-Based Bundle Increases Adherence to Recommended Practices, Leading to Fewer Central Line Infections and Lower Costs
Implementation of an evidence-based bundle of interventions led to a 75 percent reduction in central line infections in four intensive care units, yielding annual cost avoidance of approximately $1 million.
Medical Emergency Team Reduces Cardiopulmonary Arrests, Unexpected Mortality
The creation of a medical emergency team program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital has significantly reduced the number of cardiopulmonary arrests and unexpected mortality.
Nurse-Enforced Protocols and Associated Tools Significantly Reduce Catheter-Related Infections in the Intensive Care Unit
St. John Hospital and Medical Center developed and implemented nurse-enforced protocols and associated tools, leading to a significant reduction in the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit.
Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes.
Central Line Procedural Checklist
This tool is used to document activities that are considered standard work before, during, and after a central line procedure.
Intensive Care Unit Daily Goals Worksheet
The goal of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Daily Goals Worksheet is to reduce ICU length of stay and mortality while increasing the care team’s understanding of the daily goals for patients in the ICU.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help organizations reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide improvement efforts.