Hospital Collaborative-Inspired Improvements in Donation and Procurement Processes Lead to Increase in Organ Donors
As part of a collaborative with other hospitals, a health system developed multiple strategies to improve the organ donation request and procurement process, leading to a high conversion rate (the percentage of potential donors who become actual donors); collaborative participants as a group experienced a marked rise in conversion rates and donors.
Voluntary System to Report and Analyze Nursing Errors Leads to Patient Safety Improvements
The Healthcare Alliance Safety Partnership was a 3-year pilot project involving a board of nursing and three hospital systems in developing a voluntary, nonpunitive system for reporting, investigating, and analyzing nursing errors.
Educational Game Increases Compliance With Appropriate Hand Hygiene Protocols Among Intensive Care Unit Staff at Academic Medical Center
A game to educate health care workers in intensive care units about appropriate hand hygiene increased awareness of and adherence to hand hygiene protocols at a major academic medical center, leading to increased compliance with appropriate hand hygiene protocols from 37 to 53 percent.
Team-Administered Protocol Encourages Mobility in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Shorter Length of Stay
A hospital protocol that encourages early mobility by respiratory intensive care unit patients reduced length of stay, both in the intensive care unit and overall.
Multipronged Active Surveillance System Eliminates Common Infection for Patients in Transplant Intensive Care Unit
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduces VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies
This toolkit focuses on two interventions to improve critical care—reduction of catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Queueing ToolPak 4.0
The Queueing ToolPak (QTP) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that performs basic calculations for waiting time analysis.
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.
Palliative Care Tools
This collection of palliative care tools can help improve health care for patients near the end of life and their families.
On the CUSP: Stop Blood Stream Infections - Resources
The resources from the Stop Blood Stream Infections program aim to eliminate catheter-related blood stream infections and their associated costs.