Daily Remote Monitoring and As-Needed Nurse Contacts Reduce Unexpected Clinic Visits, Hospitalizations for Chemotherapy Patients
Daily, telehealth-enabled symptom monitoring combined with as-needed interactions with a nurse reduced unexpected clinic visits and inpatient use among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Children's Hospital–Based Safety Store Offers Low-Cost and Free Child Safety Products, Leading to Reports of Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented
A children's hospital–based, nonprofit store offers low-cost and/or free child safety products, including products specifically designed for children with special needs; anecdotal evidence suggests that the program has saved lives and prevented injuries.
Alerts, Standing Orders, and Care Pathways Boost Quality of Care for Pneumonia, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
Reid Hospital created a computer-based system of alerts, standing orders, and care pathways to eliminate gaps in the care of patients with pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure, and to address surgical complication and infection prevention, leading to significant improvements in quality of care.
Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby
A neonatal palliative care program supports and arranges needed services for families who experience the loss of a baby, generating very positive anecdotal feedback from those served.
Hourly Testing and As-Needed Dosing Adjustments Significantly Improve Effectiveness of Glycemic Control in Intensive Care Unit Patients
To reduce the high percentage of intensive care unit patients with hyperglycemia, Clarian Health Partners developed and implemented an hourly testing and as-needed dosing adjustment system that is enabled through use of an automated reminder system and dosing calculator.
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