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Evidence-Based Bundle for Adults Is Adapted by Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Reducing Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia and Lowering Costs 7/16/2014
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed and implemented a program to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in three intensive care units, including two pediatric intensive care units and one cardiac intensive care unit. The program adapts a bundle of evidence-based interventions commonly used to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults to the pediatric population.
Pediatric Skin Care Program Focuses on Proactively Identifying and Providing Preventive Therapy to At-Risk Intensive Care Unit Patients, Leading to Significant Reductions in Pressure Ulcers 7/2/2014
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta developed and implemented a comprehensive skin care program to reduce pressure ulcers in its intensive care units, reducing pressure ulcer incidence by 59 percent.
Policy State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mortality and Higher Nurse Satisfaction 6/4/2014
As mandated by State law, the California Department of Health Services requires acute care hospitals to maintain minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and to develop various systems to ensure adequate nurse coverage and quality, leading to more reasonable workloads, lower patient mortality, and higher job satisfaction.
Updated Statewide Telehealth Program Enhances Access to Care, Improves Outcomes for High-Risk Pregnancies in Rural Areas 5/21/2014
Statewide telehealth ANGELS (Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System) initiative connects rural Arkansas women who have high-risk pregnancies to specialty prenatal consultations and tertiary services and improves mother and infant outcomes.
Periodic, Nurse-Initiated Telephone Contact Provides Quality Followup Care to Infants With Lung Disease in Rural Areas 4/9/2014
A nurse specialist maintains regular telephone contact with the primary caregivers and health care providers of premature infants with chronic lung disease who are discharged from the hospital.
QualityTools
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 4/9/2014
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit.
Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 3/26/2014
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2/12/2014
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help organizations reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide improvement efforts.
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 10/13/2008
This Web site is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments.
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 7/21/2008
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.