Daily Multidisciplinary Patient Rounds and Best Practice Bundle Decrease Use of Ventilators in the Intensive Care Unit
The implementation of daily multidisciplinary patient rounds and a bundle of best practice guidelines reduced the use of ventilators for patients in the intensive care unit.
Evidence-Based Bundle for Adults Is Adapted by Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Reducing Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia and Lowering Costs
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.
Improvement Projects Led by Unit-Based Teams of Nurse, Physician, and Quality Leaders Reduce Infections, Lower Costs, Improve Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse–Physician Communication
Unit-based teams of physicians, nurses, and quality leaders develop and implement unit-specific initiatives designed to improve quality and safety, leading to reductions in infections and pressure ulcers, increased adherence to medication reconciliation standards, more reporting of errors and near-misses, higher patient satisfaction, and better overall nurse/physician communication and teamwork.
Low Overhead Clinic Extends Access to Affordable, Culturally Competent Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Uninsured and Underinsured
A low-overhead clinic enhances access to a broad array of culturally competent, low-cost conventional and alternative medicine services for underinsured, uninsured, and immigrant populations.
Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System
The NCH Healthcare System's multifaceted program to prevent pressure ulcers in high-risk patients dramatically reduced their prevalence and saved the system more than $11 million annually.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Control and Prevention Toolkit
Leaders in infectious disease and infection control, as well as those concerned with patient safety and performance improvement, can use the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) control and prevention toolkit to develop interventions to control CRE.
Central Line Procedural Checklist
This tool is used to document activities that are considered standard work before, during, and after a central line procedure.
Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions
This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 100 Patient Days
This spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 100 patient days by combining the use of wall-mounted and pocket-sized alcohol-based hand rubs.
Excel Spreadsheet for Computing Grams of Alcohol Product Used per 1000 Patient Days
This Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet can be used to calculate the use of hand-sterilizing alcohol per 1000 patient days as a means to evaluate and improve hand hygiene practices.