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.
Clinical Microsystem Improvements in Children's Hospital Lead to Fewer Codes and More Timely Delivery of Essential Care
A children's hospital uses a clinical "microsystem" approach to improve patient safety and quality, leading to fewer codes and more timely care.
Community-Based Oncology Practice Redesigns Processes Based on Patient-Centered Medical Home Model To Enhance Access, Improve Quality, and Reduce Costs
A community-based oncology practice's patient-centered medical home model features oncology-specific information technology, a standardized assessment, multidisciplinary care plan, patient navigators, telephone triage line, patient education and engagement, and ongoing performance monitoring, leading to improvements in access, quality, and costs.
Comprehensive Program Virtually Eliminates Preventable Birth Trauma
As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family developed and implemented a comprehensive set of practices that collectively led to a substantial reduction in the incidence of birth trauma.
Consortium of Pennsylvania Hospitals Adopts Standardized Wristband Colors, Leading to Reduction of Falls, Allergic Reactions at Rehabilitation Hospital
In 2006, a consortium of 11 hospitals in northeastern Pennsylvania voluntarily agreed to initiate a process to standardize the colors of patient wristbands that identify high-risk clinical situations (e.g., patient allergies). Before the program, Pennsylvania hospitals used many different color schemes, leading to an increased risk of near-misses and medical errors.
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Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit
"Door to Doc" is a patient flow redesign process that improves the safety of care for patients in the emergency department (ED) by reducing the time patients wait to be seen, and by expediting admission to the most appropriate hospital unit.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Hand Hygiene Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 60 campaign posters on hand hygiene as a means to reduce the risk of infection.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters
This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings.
Infection: Don't Pass It On, Respiratory Etiquette Posters
This tool provides links for downloading 14 campaign posters on respiratory hygiene tips for reducing the risk of infection.
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.