Checklist-Plus-Technology System Eliminates Wrong-Site Surgery and Near-Misses, Enhances Required Preoperative Process Compliance
Barnes-Jewish Hospital adopts an integrated checklist and armband technology system that ensures essential steps are completed during the outpatient preoperative process.
Comprehensive, Multilingual Social Services Program Brings Valuable Support to the Elderly, Disabled, and Those With Limited English Proficiency
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Health System Makes Annual Influenza Immunization a Condition of Ongoing Employment, Leading to Near-Complete Vaccination of Workforce
BJC HealthCare requires employees to get an annual influenza vaccination as a condition of employment, resulting in the vaccination of virtually the entire workforce.
Revised Consent Process Based on Customized, Easy-to-Understand Form Enhances Patient Understanding and Decisionmaking for Cardiac Catheterization
The Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke’s Hospital developed a customized consent process based on a computer-generated consent form for cardiac catheterization and related interventional procedures.
Three-Tiered Emotional Support System Generates Positive Feedback From Providers Who Become "Second Victims" of an Unanticipated Clinical Event
A three-tiered system consisting of unit-level support, access to trained peer supporters, and referral to formal counseling services provides emotional support to health care professionals involved in an adverse event, leading to positive anecdotal feedback from these professionals.
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