Standardized Contact Process Based on Individual Physician Preferences Saves Nurses Significant Time When Trying to Reach Doctors
St. Rita’s Medical Center uses a system based on individualized physician preferences that allows nurses to contact physicians at any time of day by making only one phone call, leading to significant time savings.
Formalized Communication Between Rural Home Health Agency Nurses and Physicians Leads to Increased Use of Home Health Services, Fewer Inpatient Admissions
A rural home health agency formalized oral and written communication processes with physicians, using specific communication tools to ensure that ongoing patient needs are being met; the program led to an increase in the use of home health services and a concomitant decline in inpatient admissions among home health patients.
Teamwork Enhancement Program Improves Obstetric Care in a Military Hospital
An evidence-based teamwork and communication program implemented in the labor and delivery unit of Madigan Army Medical Center led to an improved care process.
Cardiac Unit Features Acuity-Adjustable Rooms and Other Patient-Centered Programs, Leading to Well-Above Average Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
A cardiothoracic care unit uses a multifaceted approach to patient- and family-centered care, leading to a well-above-average performance with respect to patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources hospitals can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety.
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to improving the medication reconciliation process.
Survey User's Guide: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety
This user guide provides a general overview of the issues and major decisions involved in conducting the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture and reporting the results.
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety
The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety is a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.
Studer Group Toolkit: Patient Safety
This toolkit provides health care leaders and frontline staff specific tactics they can immediately put into action to improve patient safety outcomes.