Checklists With Medication Vest or Sash Reduce Distractions During Medication Administration
Based on airline safety principles, five simple and inexpensive interventions significantly reduced the number of distractions experienced by nurses during medication administration.
Clinical Microsystem Uses Front-Line Teams to Redesign Hospital Processes, Leading to Fewer Delays and Better Patient Service
A hospital uses a clinical microsystem improvement process to quality improvement, leading to significant enhancements in efficiency and reductions in care delays.
Community Liaisons Facilitate Access to Culturally Competent Care for Orthodox Jewish, Chinese, and Arab Patients
Culturally competent community liaisons help members of the Orthodox Jewish, Arab, and Chinese communities access health care and community-based services, leading to a better patient experience.
Comprehensive Program Focused on Culture Change, Education and Training, and Solicitation of Employee Ideas Significantly Reduces Incidence of Common Hospital-Acquired Infection
The Billings Clinic, an integrated health system in Billings, MT, addressed its rising rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections by making infection control a top institutional priority and by creating a comprehensive package that combines adoption and monitoring of strict infection control protocols, active surveillance, training and education, and the solicitation and implementation of employee ideas through an approach known as “positive deviance.” This term refers to the focus on uncommon strategies that lead to positive changes and results.
Computerized, Multilingual Visual Medication Schedule and Teach-Back Protocols Improve Anticoagulation Control for Low-Literacy Patients
A randomized clinical trial at San Francisco General Hospital used visual medication schedules and brief teach-back protocols in English, Spanish, and Cantonese to improve anticoagulant control among low-literacy patients in the public hospital's anticoagulation clinic.
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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
These resources can help hospitals and health systems in voluntarily adopting standardized color-coded patient wristbands.
Worker Safety in Hospitals
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 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.