Multipronged Active Surveillance System Eliminates Common Infection for Patients in Transplant Intensive Care Unit
A multipronged active surveillance program for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) significantly reduced VRE transmission rates in a 12-bed transplant intensive care unit.
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.
Partnership Supports Patients With Dementia and Their Caregivers Through Care Coordinator Team, Leading to Improved Psychosocial Outcomes
Through a partnership between the Veterans Administration and the Alzheimer's Association, a two-person care coordinator team provided support to patients with dementia and their caregivers over a 12-month period. The program led to improved psychosocial outcomes for veterans and caregivers, fewer readmissions and institutional placements, enhanced access to outpatient services, and higher overall health care costs.
Internet-Based Interactive Program Helps Time-Pressed, Geographically Constrained Military Personnel Control Weight
An Internet-based support program featured ongoing monitoring of weight and weight-related behaviors, personalized feedback from counselors, interactive educational lessons, and motivational interviewing, allowing many time-constrained military personnel to avoid weight gain or lose a moderate amount of weight.
Trained Paramedics Provide Ongoing Support to Frequent 911 Callers, Reducing Use of Ambulance and Emergency Department Services
An emergency medical system provider uses advance practice paramedics to provide in-home and telephone-based support to patients who frequently call 911, reducing the use of ambulance and emergency department services.