Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
Patient-Centered Redesign Improves Patient and Staff Satisfaction at Outpatient Cancer Center
An outpatient cancer center redesign incorporated features that create a soothing, healing environment for patients, leading to an increase in patient and staff satisfaction.
Safety Mentors Create Culture To Reduce Adverse Events and Increase Error Reporting
Safety mentors at Christiana Care Health System help staff implement best-practice safety behaviors and reporting of errors and near-misses, leading to a reduction in serious adverse events and increased identification and/or reporting of near-misses.
Collaborative Supports Hospitals in Sharing and Implementing Best Practices, Leading to 33-Percent Decline in Urinary Tract Infections
A 1-year collaborative program; in which 21 Pennsylvania hospitals set target goals for urinary tract infection prevention, developed strategies to meet these goals, and shared best practices, tools, and resources; led to a 32-percent decline in hospital-acquired urinary tract infections.
Comprehensive Program to Promote “Fair and Just Principles" Improves Employee Perceptions of How a Health System Responds to Errors
A comprehensive program to promote adoption of a "fair and just" culture improves employee perceptions of how a health system responds to errors.
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Reengineered Discharge Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to facilitate the Project RED intervention.
2006 Update of ASCO Practice Guideline Recommendations for the Use of White Blood Cell Growth Factors: Guideline Summary
This six-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) recommendations for the use of white blood cell growth factors.
2006 Update of the ASCO Guideline for the Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
This two-page table compares the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) updated 2006 recommendations with its 2000 recommendations for selected tumor markers in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, and also provides new recommendations for tumor markers not included in the 2000 guidelines.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Guideline Summary
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an expert panel to conduct a systematic review of the literature available through February 2004 on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early-stage breast cancer. This three-page tool summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by ASCO.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Treatment Algorithm for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Advanced Cancer: 2007 Update
This treatment algorithm for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive advanced cancer is derived from the American Society of Clinical Oncology's recommendations on hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer.