Algorithm Enhances Provision of Preventive Treatment to At-Risk Inpatients, Reducing Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism
Providers use a computerized algorithm to classify inpatients as low, moderate, or high risk, and then prescribe anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication and/or mechanical devices as appropriate, leading to reduced incidence of venous thromboembolism.
Fall Prevention Toolkit Facilitates Customized Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies, Reducing Inpatient Falls
A fall prevention toolkit uses a computerized algorithm to assess the risk of falling, identify patient-specific risk factors, and design individualized interventions to reduce those risks, leading to fewer falls in the inpatient setting.
Hospital Enhances Access to Healthy Food Through Onsite Pantry and Cooking Classes, Leading to Better Diet and Health for Low-Income Families
A hospital-based food pantry and cooking classes enhance access to healthful food for low-income families, generating high levels of satisfaction and improvements in diet and health.
Inclusive Policies, Communication Protocols and Ongoing Training Lead to Culturally Competent Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients
A medical center implemented new policies, systems, communication protocols and training programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, leading to more equitable, culturally competent care.
Nurse–Physician Infection Prevention Teams Conduct Rounds and Provide Support to Frontline Clinicians, Leading to Fewer Health Care-Associated Infections
Physician–nurse infection prevention teams round on hospital units at least weekly, leading to a 70-percent decline in central line–associated infections and very low rates of surgical site infections.
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CalQualityCare.org features information on California hospitals, medical groups, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.
Central Line Procedural Checklist
This tool is used to document activities that are considered standard work before, during, and after a central line procedure.
Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit
This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety is a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.
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.