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Comprehensive, Multifaceted Program Doubles Staff and Physician Adherence to Hand Hygiene Protocols Over 4-Year Period 4/23/2014
A multipronged strategy involving ties between hand hygiene performance and compensation systems, adoption and constant reinforcement of clear hand hygiene protocols, a comprehensive auditing program to review hand hygiene adherence, and other program elements improved adherence to appropriate hand hygiene protocols.
Archived Discharge Education Program Increases Patient Understanding of Treatment and Followup Care 4/23/2014
The Patient Safe-D(ischarge) program uses standardized tools to educate patients about their discharge needs, assess their understanding of those needs, and improve medication reconciliation at admission and discharge.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas 4/23/2014
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
Intravenous Infusion Safety Initiative Prevents Medication Errors, Leading to Cost Savings and High Nurse Satisfaction 4/23/2014
A two-hospital system implemented an intravenous infusion safety initiative that has helped avoid many infusion-related errors, leading to significant cost savings and high levels of nurse satisfaction.
Patient-Centered Hospital Redesign Leads to Low Infection Rates, Higher Patient Satisfaction, More Admissions, and Other Benefits 4/23/2014
Griffin Hospital redesigned its facilities to incorporate design factors that create a homelike environment for patients, resulting in higher patient satisfaction, increased admissions, positive financial outcomes, and other benefits.
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Hospital Compare 4/9/2014
This tool provides patients with information on how well the hospitals in their area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical infection prevention.
Standardized Color-Coded Patient Wristbands 4/9/2014
These resources can help hospitals and health systems in voluntarily adopting standardized color-coded patient wristbands.
Worker Safety in Hospitals 4/9/2014
This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
CalQualityCare.org 3/12/2014
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 3/12/2014
This tool is used to document activities that are considered standard work before, during, and after a central line procedure.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.